- the trace of light created by a meteor falling through the earth's atmosphere.
- the tail of a comet.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of train
Synonyms for train
Related Words for trainedexperienced, skilled, qualified, competent, disciplined, schooled, bred, prepared, equipped, practiced, aimed
Examples from the Web for trained
Contemporary Examples of trained
This is how many public safety officers are trained nowadays.
We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the rules instead of their own judgment.
Her daughter, Elaina, 24, a trained costume designer and makeup artist, helps out by sewing clothes.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
Sabrine is a trained lawyer, likely a helpful quality when your task is to push politicians.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
To them, this is the most personal of relationships, so the small tribute is just to cover basic expenses for them to be trained.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of trained
This trained neutrality of Mrs. Bines served her finely now.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
They carry sticks on which to rest the guns, and their horses are trained to stand still.The Trail Book
I trained for six months and then I went as a stop-gap to that office where you saw me.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The man, trained so long in border war, was thoroughly in his element.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
If hand-craft is of such worth, boys and girls must be trained in it.
- a line of coaches or wagons coupled together and drawn by a railway locomotive
- (as modifier)a train ferry
Word Origin for train
early 14c., "a drawing out, delay," later "trailing part of a skirt" (mid-15c.), also "retinue, procession" (mid-15c.), from Old French train (fem. traine), from trainer "to pull, draw," from Vulgar Latin *traginare, extended from *tragere "to pull," back-formation from tractus, past participle of Latin trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).
Train of thought first attested 1650s. The railroad sense is recorded from 1820 (publication year, dated 1816), from notion of a "train" of wagons or carriages pulled by a mechanical engine.
"instruct, discipline, teach," 1540s, probably from earlier sense of "draw out and manipulate in order to bring to a desired form" (late 14c.), specifically of the growth of branches, vines, etc. from mid-15c.; from train (n.). The meaning "to travel by railway" is recorded from 1856. Related: Trained; training.
In addition to the idiom beginning with train
- train of thought
- gravy train