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train

[ treyn ]
/ treɪn /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of train

1350–1400; (v.) late Middle English traynyn to pull or drag in the rear <Middle French trainer,Old French tra(h)iner<Vulgar Latin *tragīnāre, derivative of *tragīna something dragged or drawn (compare Medieval Latin tragīna carriage), derivative of *tragere to pull, for Latin trahere; (noun) Middle English train, traine<Old French tra(h)in (masculine) series of people, animals, or things, tra(h)ine (feminine) something dragged behind, both derivative of tra(h)iner

synonym study for train

18, 19. See teach.

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British Dictionary definitions for train

train
/ (treɪn) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of train

trainable, adjectivetrainless, adjective

Word Origin for train

C14: from Old French trahiner, from Vulgar Latin tragīnāre (unattested) to draw; related to Latin trahere to drag
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Idioms and Phrases with train

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