Definition and Meanings for train

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Train is ranked 1,697 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of train

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun, verb

Etymology of train

of. trahiner, tra,f. tra, ll. trahinare, trainare, fr. l. trahere to draw. see trail f. train, of. tra, trahin; cf. (for some of the senses) f. traine. see train, v.pos

Meaning of train


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to draw along; to trail; to drag.
  • to draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  • 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.
  • to break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
  • 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.
  • to trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.

as intransitive verb

  • to be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
  • to prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.

as noun, verb

  • that which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
  • hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
  • that which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
  • that part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
  • the after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
  • the tail of a bird.
  • a number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
  • a consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
  • regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
  • the number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
  • a line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
  • a connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; -- called also railroad train.
  • a heavy, long sleigh used in canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
  • a roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
  • 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.
  • No antonyms for train

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