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  1. train
    IPA[trān]
  2. verb

    • 1. teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time:

      the plan trains people for promotion the dogs are trained to sniff out illegal stowaways
      Synonym : instruct, teach, coach, tutor, give lessons to, school, educate, upskill, edify, prime, drill, demonstrate something to, make something clear to, put someone through their paces, inculcate, indoctrinate, condition
    • 2. be taught through practice and instruction over a period of time:

      he trained as a classicist
      Synonym : study, learn, prepare, be taught, take instruction, qualify
    • 3. develop and improve (a mental or physical faculty) through instruction or practice:

      it's a learning experience— I have to train my eyes again and refine my footwork have you ever done any vocal exercises or anything else to train your voice?
    • 4. cause (a plant) to grow in a particular direction or into a required shape:

      they trained roses over their houses
    • 5. undertake a course of exercise and diet in order to reach or maintain a high level of physical fitness:

      she trains three times a week last October I started training for the London Marathon
      Synonym : exercise, do exercises, work out, get into shape, practice, prepare
    • 6. cause to undertake a course of physical exercise:

      the horse was trained in Paris
      Synonym : coach, drill, exercise, prepare, practice, ground, rehearse, make ready, make fit
    • 7. reduce one's weight through diet and exercise in order to be fit for a particular event:

      he trained down to middleweight
    • 8. point or aim something, typically a gun or camera, at:

      the detective trained his gun on the side door
      Synonym : aim, point, direct, level, line something up, turn something on, fix something on, sight, position, focus, take aim, zero in on
    • 9. go by train:

      Charles trained to Chicago with Emily
    • 10. entice (someone) by offering pleasure or a reward.

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: train, plural noun: trains

    • v.: verb: train, 3rd person present: trains, gerund or present participle: training, past tense: trained, past participle: trained

    • verb

      teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behaviour through practice and instruction over a period of time:

      be taught through practice and instruction over a period of time:

    • noun

      a series of connected railway carriages or wagons moved by a locomotive or by integral motors:

      a number of vehicles or pack animals moving in a line:

    • adjective

      having been taught a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time:

      (of a mental or physical faculty) having been developed and improved through instruction or practice:

    • adjective

      having been taught a particular skill or type of behaviour through practice and instruction over a period of time:

      (of a mental or physical faculty) having been developed and improved through instruction or practice:

    • verb

      train (an employee) in more than one role or skill:

      undergo training in more than one role or skill:

    • noun

      a collision or other accident involving a train:

      a chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a peculiar fascination for observers:

    • noun

      the mechanism that transmits the drive from the engine of a vehicle to its axle.

      the power train, the engine, and the axle considered collectively.

    • noun

      a train for carrying goods rather than people:

      used in reference to a phenomenon regarded as powerful and unstoppable:

    • noun

      a set of trains, tracks, and other things making up a child's model railroad.

      a set of railroad cars, often with a locomotive, coupled together for a particular service.

    • noun

      a place on a railroad line where trains regularly stop so that passengers can get on or off:
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