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Train meaning

train - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  2. 2. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; " Cultivate your musical taste"; " Train your tastebuds"; " She is well schooled in poetry"
  3. 3. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; " train the vine"
  4. 4. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  5. 5. A following edge. See Advancing edge, above.
  6. 6. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  7. 7. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  8. 8. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms.
  9. 9. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
  10. 10. To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, to train young trees.
  11. 11. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
  12. 12. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
  13. 13. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
  14. 14. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
  15. 15. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
  16. 16. That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
  17. 17. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
  18. 18. The tail of a bird.
  19. 19. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
  20. 20. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
  21. 21. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
  22. 22. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
  23. 23. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad.
  24. 24. A roll train; as, a 12- inch train.
  25. 25. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
  26. 26. The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve materials of all kinds.
  27. 27. Anything drawn along; trailing part of a dress; retinue; series; line of gunpowder; line of cars.
  28. 28. To draw along; allure; educate; discipline; tame; direct the growth of.

train - examples of usage

  1. " I've looked out the train.... - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She went down to the station, and waited for the first train going to Newhaven. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. It was a train. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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