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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
train (noun)
obsolete - scheme trick
train (noun)
1.
a part of a gown that behind the wearer - trails
2.
a) - retinue suite
b) a moving file of persons, vehicles, or animals
3.
the vehicles, personnel, and sometimes animals that furnish supply, maintenance, and evacuation services to a combat unit
4.
a) order of occurrence leading to some result - often used in the phrase in train this humiliating process had been in train for decades Paul Fussell
b) an orderly succession - a train of thought
c) accompanying or resultant circumstances - aftermath consequences the discovery will bring in its train
5.
a line of combustible material laid to lead fire to a charge
6.
a series of moving mechanical parts (as gears) that transmit and modify motion - a gear train
7.
a) a connected line of railroad cars with or without a locomotive
b) an automotive tractor with one or more units - trailer
8.
a series of parts or elements that together constitute a system for producing a result and especially for carrying on a process (as of manufacture) automatically
train (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- trail drag
2.
to direct the growth of (a plant) usually by bending, pruning, and tying
3.
a) to form by instruction, discipline, or drill
b) to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficient
4.
to make prepared (as by exercise) for a test of skill
5.
intransitive verb
to aim at an object or objective - direct trained his camera on the deer training every effort toward success
1.
to undergo instruction, discipline, or drill
2.
to go by train teach
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
train (noun)
1.
a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person
SYNONIMS:
entourage, following, posse, retinue, suite, tail, train
RELATED WORDS:
crew, personnel, staff; court; assistant, attendant, helper, retainer
train (noun)
2.
a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management
SYNONIMS:
armada, caravan, cavalcade, line, motorcade, train
RELATED WORDS:
argosy, convoy, flotilla, navy; column, cortege ( cortège), parade, procession
train (noun)
3.
a series of persons or things arranged one behind another
SYNONIMS:
column, cue, file, queue, range, string, train
RELATED WORDS:
echelon, rank, row, tier; chain, progression, sequence, succession; array
train (noun)
4.
a series of things linked together
SYNONIMS:
catena, catenation, concatenation, consecution, nexus, progression, sequence, string, train
RELATED WORDS:
chain reaction; belt, circle, cycle, vicious circle ( vicious cycle); continuum, gamut, gauntlet ( gantlet), scale, spectrum; flow, river, stream; file, line, queue, range, row, succession
train (verb)
1.
to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness
SYNONIMS:
season, train
RELATED WORDS:
fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, season, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughen
decondition
train (verb)
2.
to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field
SYNONIMS:
educate, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, train, tutor
RELATED WORDS:
coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill ( instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain
train (verb)
3.
to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective
SYNONIMS:
center, fasten, focus, rivet, train
RELATED WORDS:
aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus
train (verb)
4.
to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
SYNONIMS:
bend, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, train
RELATED WORDS:
sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack
train (verb)
5.
to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function
SYNONIMS:
equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, train
RELATED WORDS:
accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
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