Origin of training
Synonyms for training
- 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 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
- undergoing physical training
- physically fit
- 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