- of, relating to, or used in or for training: a training manual.
- intended for use during an introductory, learning, or transitional period: a training cup for weaning a baby; a training bra.
Origin of training
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- Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock.
- a line or procession of persons, vehicles, animals, etc., traveling together.
- Military. an aggregation of vehicles, animals, and personnel accompanying an army to carry supplies, baggage, ammunition, etc.
- a series or row of objects or parts.
- Machinery. a connected set of three or more rotating elements, usually gears, through which force is transmitted, or motion or torque changed.
- order, especially proper order: Matters were in good train.
- something that is drawn along; a trailing part.
- an elongated part of a skirt or robe trailing behind on the ground.
- a trail or stream of something from a moving object.
- a line or succession of persons or things following one after the other.
- a body of followers or attendants; retinue.
- a series of proceedings, events, ideas, etc.
- the series of results or circumstances following or proceeding from an event, action, etc.; aftermath: Disease came in the train of war.
- a succession of connected ideas; a course of reasoning: to lose one's train of thought.
- the trace of light created by a meteor falling through the earth's atmosphere.
- the tail of a comet.
- a line of combustible material, as gunpowder, for leading fire to an explosive charge.
- Physics. a succession of wave fronts, oscillations, or the like.
- to develop or form the habits, thoughts, or behavior of (a child or other person) by discipline and instruction: to train an unruly boy.
- to make proficient by instruction and practice, as in some art, profession, or work: to train soldiers.
- to make (a person) fit by proper exercise, diet, practice, etc., as for an athletic performance.
- to discipline and instruct (an animal), as in the performance of tasks or tricks.
- to treat or manipulate so as to bring into some desired form, position, direction, etc.: to train one's hair to stay down.
- Horticulture. to bring (a plant, branch, etc.) into a particular shape or position, by bending, pruning, or the like.
- to bring to bear on some object; point, aim, or direct, as a firearm, camera, telescope, or eye.
- to entice; allure.
- to give the discipline and instruction, drill, practice, etc., designed to impart proficiency or efficiency.
- to undergo discipline and instruction, drill, etc.
- to get oneself into condition for an athletic performance through exercise, diet, practice, etc.
- to travel or go by train: to train to New York.
Origin of train
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Related Words for trainingdiscipline, instruction, workout, practice, schooling, drill, teaching, education, guidance, exercise, coaching, foundation, basics, seasoning, cultivation, upbringing, tuition, indoctrination, background, buildup
Examples from the Web for training
Contemporary Examples of training
The training, at least as described by the U.S. military, is incredibly basic.
Training in Taji began Dec. 20; a week later, 218 Iraqis began receiving training in Anbar.
After the six-week training, the forces will be deployed to confront the Islamic State, officials said.
As a result, training squadrons—called Formal Training Units (FTU)—are being staffed with less than half the people they need.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says
January 5, 2015
So, what happens if nothing in his training has replicated such a dire condition?Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
Historical Examples of training
The training by her father, too, had been of a superior kind.Within the Law
These children, grown up, knew no other methods of training.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Mark my word, Miss Harrison, she'll never finish her training; she'll marry him.
Dr. Ed says Max wants you to give up your training and marry him now.
The first includes all the force of discipline and training.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
- the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency, etc, by practice and instructiontraining for the priesthood; physical training
- (as modifier)training college
- in training
- undergoing physical training
- physically fit
- out of training physically unfit
- (tr) to guide or teach (to do something), as by subjecting to various exercises or experiencesto train a man to fight
- (tr) to control or guide towards a specific goalto train a plant up a wall
- (intr) to do exercises and prepare for a specific purposethe athlete trained for the Olympics
- (tr) to improve or curb by subjecting to disciplineto train the mind
- (tr) to focus or bring to bear (on something)to train a telescope on the moon
- a line of coaches or wagons coupled together and drawn by a railway locomotive
- (as modifier)a train ferry
- a sequence or series, as of events, thoughts, etca train of disasters
- a procession of people, vehicles, etc, travelling together, such as one carrying supplies of ammunition or equipment in support of a military operation
- a series of interacting parts through which motion is transmitteda train of gears
- a fuse or line of gunpowder to an explosive charge, etc
- something drawn along, such as the long back section of a dress that trails along the floor behind the wearer
- a retinue or suite
- proper order or course
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