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train

noun

1 train

Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive:
— Express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction.

synonym: railroad train.

Roget 214: pendency, dependency; suspension, hanging etc. v.; pedicel, pedicle, peduncle; tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, ... show more

Roget 65: sequel, suffix, successor; tail, queue, train, wake, trail, rear; retinue, suite; appendix, postscript; ... show more

Roget 235: rear, back, posteriority; rear rank, rear guard; background, hinterland.    occiput [Anat.], nape, chine; heels; tail, rump, croup, ... show more

Roget 281: sequence; coming after etc. (order) 63; (time) 117; following pursuit etc. 622.    follower, attendant, satellite, shadow, ... show more

Dutch: karavaan, konvooi, trein
Polish: kolej, pociÄ…g



2 train

A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding:
— Train of mourners.
— A train of thought.

synonym: string.

Dutch: karavaan, ris, rist, rits, serie, slier, sliert, trits

3 train

A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file:
— They joined the wagon train for safety.

synonyms: caravan, wagon train.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Dutch: caravan, karavaan
Polish: karawana, kawalkada

4 train

A series of consequences wrought by an event.

5 train

Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor.

Dutch: sleep

6 train

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.

synonyms: gear, gearing, geartrain, power train.

Dutch: derailleur, trein

verb

1 train

Create by training and teaching:
— The old master is training world-class violinists.

synonyms: develop, educate, prepare.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 613: be wont etc. adj.. fall into a rut, fall into a custom etc. (conform to) 82; tread the beaten track, follow the beaten track, tread the beaten path, follow the beaten; stare super antiquas vias [Lat.]; move in a rut, ... show more

Roget 370: tame, domesticate, acclimatize, breed, tend, break in, train; cage, bridle, etc. (restrain) 751.   

Roget 537: teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten etc. (inform) 527.    inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: opleiden, scholen

2 train

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.

synonym: prepare.

3 train

Develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control:
— Is this dog trained?.

synonyms: check, condition, discipline.

Dutch: discipline, disciplineren, oefenen, orde, trainen, tucht, zelfbeheersing

4 train

Educate for a future role or function:
— They trained him to be a warrior.

synonyms: groom, prepare.

5 train

Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment:
— Train your tastebuds.

synonyms: civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, school.

6 train

Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards:
— He trained his gun on the burglar.
— Don't train your camera on the women.

synonyms: aim, direct, take, take aim.

Dutch: aanleggen, mikken

7 train

Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports:
— He is training our Olympic team.

synonym: coach.

Dutch: opleiden, scholen

8 train

Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition.

9 train

Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it.

10 train

Travel by rail or train:
— She trained to Hamburg.

synonym: rail.

11 train

Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground:
— She trained her long scarf behind her.

synonym: trail.

Roget 285: draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.    wrench, jerk, twitch, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Amtrak, Indian file, KP, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, afterpart, afterpiece, aim, aim at, allure, alternation, apprentice, army, army group, array, articulation ... show more.

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