What does train mean?

Definitions for train
treɪntrain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word train.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. train, railroad trainnoun

    public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

    "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"

  2. string, trainnoun

    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"

  3. caravan, train, wagon trainnoun

    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"

  4. trainnoun

    a series of consequences wrought by an event

    "it led to a train of disasters"

  5. trainnoun

    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"

  6. gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, trainverb

    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"

  7. train, develop, prepare, educateverb

    create by training and teaching

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"

  8. train, prepareverb

    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"

  9. discipline, train, check, conditionverb

    develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

    "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

  10. prepare, groom, trainverb

    educate 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"

  11. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseverb

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

  12. aim, take, train, take aim, directverb

    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

    "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. coach, trainverb

    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. trainverb

    exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

    "She is training for the Olympics"

  15. trainverb

    cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

    "train the vine"

  16. train, railverb

    travel by rail or train

    "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"

  17. trail, trainverb

    drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

    "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trainverb

    to draw along; to trail; to drag

  2. Trainverb

    to draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure

  3. Trainverb

    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

  4. Trainverb

    to break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen

  5. Trainverb

    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

  6. Trainverb

    to trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head

  7. Trainverb

    to be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company

  8. Trainverb

    to prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race

  9. Train

    that which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement

  10. Train

    hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare

  11. Train

    that which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear

  12. Train

    that part of a gown which trails behind the wearer

  13. Train

    the after part of a gun carriage; the trail

  14. Train

    the tail of a bird

  15. Train

    a number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite

  16. Train

    a consecution or succession of connected things; a series

  17. Train

    regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement

  18. Train

    the number of beats of a watch in any certain time

  19. Train

    a line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like

  20. Train

    a connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad

  21. Train

    a heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like

  22. Train

    a roll train; as, a 12-inch train

Freebase

  1. Train

    A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles propelled along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers. Motive power is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in self-propelled multiple units. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common modern forms are diesel and electric locomotives, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. Other energy sources include horses, rope or wire, gravity, pneumatics, batteries, and gas turbines. Train tracks usually consists of two, three or four rails, with a limited number of monorails and maglev guideways in the mix. The word 'train' comes from the Old French trahiner, from the Latin trahere 'pull, draw'. There are various types of trains that are designed for particular purposes. A train can consist of a combination of one or more locomotives and attached railroad cars, or a self-propelled multiple unit. The first trains were rope-hauled, gravity powered or pulled by horses. From the early 19th century almost all were powered by steam locomotives. From the 1910s onwards the steam locomotives began to be replaced by less labour intensive and cleaner diesel locomotives and electric locomotives, while at about the same time self-propelled multiple unit vehicles of either power system became much more common in passenger service.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Train

    trān, v.t. to draw along: to allure: to educate: to discipline: to tame for use, as animals: to cause to grow properly: to prepare men for athletic feats, or horses for the race.—v.i. to exercise, to prepare one's self for anything: to be under drill: to travel by train: (coll.) to be on intimate terms with.—n. that which is drawn along after something else: the part of a dress which trails behind the wearer: a retinue: a series: process: a clue, trace: a line of gunpowder to fire a charge: a line of carriages on a railway: a set of wheels acting on each other, for transmitting motion: a string of animals, &c.: a lure, stratagem.—adj. Train′able, capable of being trained.—ns. Train′-band, a band of citizens trained to bear arms; Train′-bear′er, one who bears or holds up a train, as of a robe or gown.—adj. Trained, formed by training, skilled.—ns. Train′er, one who prepares men for athletic feats, horses for a race, or the like; Train′ing, practical education in any profession, art, or handicraft: the method adopted by athletes for developing their physical strength, endurance, or dexterity, or to qualify them for victory in competitive trials of skill, races, matches, &c.—including both bodily exercise and regulated dieting; Train′ing-col′lege, -school, the same as Normal school (see Norm); Train′ing-ship, a ship equipped with instructors, &c., to train boys for the sea; Train′-mile, one of the aggregate number of miles traversed by the trains of any system—a unit of calculation.—Train fine, to discipline the body to a high pitch of effectiveness: to train the intellectual powers. [Fr. train, trainer, through Low L. forms from L. trahĕre, to draw.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. train

    To teach and form by practice; to exercise; to discipline; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms.

  2. train

    A line of gunpowder, laid to lead fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution.

Editors Contribution

  1. train

    A type of coach or instructor.

    They did train as a group together united and focused on their goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  
  2. train

    A type of vehicle created as a form of transport.

    The train was always efficient and on time.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  
  3. train

    Instruction for a specific goal, task or purpose.

    They did train their employees to fulfil their role and responsibilities.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'train' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1665

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'train' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1285

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'train' in Nouns Frequency: #567

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'train' in Verbs Frequency: #343

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of train in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of train in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of train in a Sentence

  1. Marc Madiot:

    Our boys need to be able to train. The longer we're under lockdown, the longer they will need to get back in shape, people think cycling outdoors is just to go for a ride, but we have to be on the road for work.

  2. Tony Fernandes:

    Air travel is made for Asia, you can generally drive from one end of Europe to another or take a train, but that's not the case here. You want to try driving from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok? Good luck, mate!

  3. Mhlengi Gwala:

    If I want to get strong, I come and train here.

  4. Kim Chamberlain:

    Obviously, we would strongly prefer for states to defer to federal regulation, state legislation would be hugely problematic - it would be very difficult to train and supervise people if the rules differ from state to state on such a complex topic.

  5. Tony Kim:

    I waited until the last passenger. I waited until the train doors closed, but I couldn't find him.

Images & Illustrations of train

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Translations for train

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  • адәыҕбаAbkhaz
  • treinAfrikaans
  • قِطَارArabic
  • qatarAzerbaijani
  • цягні́к, параво́зBelarusian
  • влакBulgarian
  • ট্রেনBengali
  • karavanenn, trenBreton
  • entrenar, trenCatalan, Valencian
  • trénovat, cvičit, vlakCzech
  • hyfforddi, treinio, anelu, dysgu, ymarfer, gosgordd, dilyniant, trên, cerbydresWelsh
  • træne, øve, optog, række, slæb, tog, kædeDanish
  • trainieren, lehren, zielen, üben, Eisenbahn, Zug, GedankenfolgeGerman
  • εκπαιδεύω, εξασκώ, ασκούμαι, προπονούμαι, προπονώ, εξασκούμαι, γυμνάζομαι, ασκώ, στρέφω, ακολουθία, αλληλουχία, τραίνο, τρένο, αμαξοστοιχία, ουρά, ειρμόςGreek
  • trejni, trajno, vagonaroEsperanto
  • entrenar, entrenarse, trenSpanish
  • rongEstonian
  • قطار, ترنPersian
  • harjoitella, ohjata, opettaa, suunnata, kouluttaa, harjoittaa, jono, ketju, pulssijono, juna, kulkue, sarja, laahusFinnish
  • togFaroese
  • exercer, pointer, s'entraîner, former, entraîner, dompter, s'exercer, traîne, train, caravaneFrench
  • traeinIrish
  • trèan, teagaisgScottish Gaelic
  • adestrar, trenGalician
  • תירגל, תרגל, התאמן, רַכֶּבֶת, שיירהHebrew
  • रेलगाड़ी, ट्रेन, गाड़ीHindi
  • edz, kiképez, vonat, pulzus, karavánHungarian
  • գնացք, երթ, թափորArmenian
  • trainar, traino, caravanaInterlingua
  • kereta apiIndonesian
  • edukar, trenoIdo
  • lestIcelandic
  • esercitarsi, allenare, treno, carovanaItalian
  • 訓練, 照準, 練習, 鍛える, 汽車, 連続, 電車, トレーン, 行列, 尾, 列車Japanese
  • მატარებელიGeorgian
  • mogithiKikuyu, Gikuyu
  • поездKazakh
  • រទេះភ្លើងKhmer
  • 열차, 列車, 기차, 汽車Korean
  • شه‌مه‌نه‌فه‌رKurdish
  • trenCornish
  • поездKyrgyz
  • asporto, hamaxostichusLatin
  • ZuchLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ລົດໄຟLao
  • traukinysLithuanian
  • trenēties, apmācīt, karavāna, vilciensLatvian
  • tereinaMāori
  • низа, возMacedonian
  • പരിശീലിയ്ക്കുക, തീവണ്ടിMalayalam
  • галт тэрэгMongolian
  • keretapi, kereta api, trenMalay
  • မီးရထားBurmese
  • trainen, oefenen, stoet, trein, sleep, karavaan, rijDutch
  • trene, mosjonere, øve, togNorwegian
  • kǫʼ naʼałbąąsiiNavajo, Navaho
  • ishkodewidaabaanOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • поездOssetian, Ossetic
  • ćwiczyć, trenować, przesuwać się, wycelować, świta, układ, łańcuch, zespół, tren, pociąg, orszak, ciąg, seria, sznur, ogonPolish
  • instruir, [[exercitar]]-[[se]], treinar, praticar, comboio, sequência, arrasto, trem, sériePortuguese
  • trenRomanian
  • учи́ться, научи́ться, обучи́ться, учи́ть, натренирова́ться, тренирова́ться, обуча́ться, научи́ть, обуча́ть, обучи́ть, парово́з, карава́н, проце́ссия, се́рия, цепо́чка, шлейф, по́езд, сви́та, верени́ца, корте́ж, череда́, тренRussian
  • обучавати, обучавати се, obučavati se, obučavati, влак, voz, свита, пратња, шлеп, воз, vlak, svita, pratnja, šlepSerbo-Croatian
  • කෝච්චියSinhala, Sinhalese
  • vlakSlovak
  • vlakSlovene
  • trenAlbanian
  • öva, tåga, träna, tåg, kedja, persontåg, pulståg, godstågSwedish
  • gari moshi, treniSwahili
  • ரயில்Tamil
  • поездTajik
  • รถไฟThai
  • otly, türgenleşmekTurkmen
  • magsanay, trenTagalog
  • tren, katarTurkish
  • پويىزUyghur, Uighur
  • по́їздUkrainian
  • ریل گاڑی, گاڑی, ٹرینUrdu
  • poezdUzbek
  • tàu hỏa, xe lửaVietnamese

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