training

[ trey-ning ]
/ ˈtreɪ nɪŋ /

noun

the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing that is being trained: He's in training for the Olympics.
the status or condition of a person who has been trained: athletes in top training.

adjective

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

1400–50; late Middle English (noun); see train, -ing1, -ing2

Related forms

half-train·ing, adjectivenon·train·ing, adjective, nounpre·train·ing, nounself-train·ing, noun

Definition for training (2 of 2)

train

[ treyn ]
/ treɪn /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

Related forms

Synonym study

18, 19. See teach.
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British Dictionary definitions for training (1 of 2)

training

/ (ˈtreɪnɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency, etc, by practice and instructiontraining for the priesthood; physical training
  2. (as modifier)training college
in training
  1. undergoing physical training
  2. physically fit
out of training physically unfit

British Dictionary definitions for training (2 of 2)

train

/ (treɪn) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

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 training

train


In addition to the idiom beginning with train

  • train of thought

also see:

  • gravy train
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