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  Definition of Train
  1. wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
  2. public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don''t stop at Princeton Junction"
  3. piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; "the bride''s train was carried by her two young nephews"
  4. a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
  5. a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
  6. a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"
  7. exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
  8. undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
  9. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  10. teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
  11. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don''t aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don''t train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one''s opponent"
  12. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
  13. travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
  14. prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
  15. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
  16. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
  17. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
Similar Words: gearing, gears, geartrain, power train, railroad train, caravan, wagon train, string, prepare, develop, educate, coach, aim, take, take aim, direct, trail, rail, groom, school, cultivate, civilize, civilise, discipline, check, condition


Hyponyms: epicyclic train, epicyclic gear train, reduction gear, boat train, car train, freight train, rattler, hospital train, mail train, passenger train, streamliner, subway train, apprentice, retrain, drill, housebreak, toilet-train, target, aim, place, direct, point, draw a bead on, hold, turn, swing, charge, level, qualify, dispose, sophisticate, trellis, mortify


Grouped Verbs: coach, develop, prepare, educate, groom, build up, trail, discipline, check, condition


Part Meronyms: engine, gown


Derivational Morphology: rail, trail, string, string up, training, preparation, grooming, homework, prep, trainee, education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity, trainer, coach, manager, handler, coaching, coaching job, aim, trailer, house trailer, track, rails, railroad train, refinement, civilization, civilisation, polish, culture, cultivation, finish, breeding, conditioner, bridle, check, curb, discipline


Anagrams: riant


Language Translations:
Bosnian: obučavati se and svita and voz   Breton: karavanenn and tren  
Bulgarian: влак   Catalan: tren  
Chinese: 火車   Croatian: svita and vlak  
Danish: tog   Dutch: karavaan and trainen and trein  
Esperanto: trajno and trejni   Estonian: rong  
Finnish: harjoitella and juna and kulkue   French: s'entraîner and train  
German: üben and Zug   Greek: προπονούμαι and αμαξοστοιχία  
Hebrew: לתרגל and רכבת and שיירה   Hungarian: karaván and vonat  
Icelandic: lest   Ido: treno  
Interlingua: caravana and trainar and traino   Italian: treno  
Japanese: 練習 and 行列 and 列車   Korean: 기차  
Lithuanian: traukinys   Macedonian: воз  
Malayalam: തീവണ്ടി and പരിശീലിയ്ക്കുക   Norwegian: trene  
Polish: orszak and pociąg and ćwiczyć   Portuguese: treinar and trem  
Romanian: tren   Russian: поезд  
Slovene: vlak   Spanish: entrenar and tren  
Swedish: tåg and träna   Welsh: gosgordd and trên  
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