train

[ treyn ]
/ treɪn /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. trailing phlox,
  2. trailing vortex drag,
  3. trailman,
  4. trailside,
  5. trailsman,
  6. train of thought,
  7. train oil,
  8. train sickness,
  9. train smash,
  10. train spotter

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 untrained

untrained

/ (ʌnˈtreɪnd) /

adjective

not having been traineduntrained volunteers

train

/ (treɪn) /

verb

noun

Derived Formstrainable, 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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Word Origin and History for untrained
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Idioms and Phrases with untrained

train

In addition to the idiom beginning with train

  • train of thought

also see:

  • gravy train
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