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Dictionary definition for: Train

1. (v) create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

2. (n) 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. (v) 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"

4. (n) 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"

5. (v) train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

6. (n) 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"

7. (n) a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste" "Train your tastebuds" "She is well schooled in poetry"

10. (n) 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"

11. (n) 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"

12. (v) 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"

13. (v) 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"

14. (v) exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"

15. (v) train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"

16. (v) travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice" "She trained to Hamburg"

17. (v) drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants" "She trained her long scarf behind her"

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