1: public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction" [syn: railroad train]
2: 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" [syn: string]
3: 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" [syn: caravan, wagon train]
4: a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
5: 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: 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" [syn: gearing, gears, geartrain, power train]
1: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" [syn: develop, prepare, educate]
2: 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" [syn: prepare]
3: train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" [syn: discipline, check, condition]
4: 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" [syn: prepare, groom]
5: train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry" [syn: educate, school, cultivate, civilize, civilise]
6: 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" [syn: aim, take, take aim, direct]
7: 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" [syn: coach]
8: exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
9: train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
10: travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg" [syn: rail]
11: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her" [syn: trail]
Adjacent words: trailer truck | trailhead | trailing | trailing arbutus | trailing edge | trailing four o'clock | trailing windmills | train | train depot | train dispatcher | train fare | train of thought | train oil | train set | train station | train ticket