- 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 untrainedgreen, new, novice, amateurish, ignorant, illiterate, inexperienced, inexpert, raw, uncultivated, undisciplined, uneducated, unprepared, unqualified, unskilled, untamed, untaught, wild, nescient, untutored
Examples from the Web for untrained
Contemporary Examples of untrained
But to my untrained eye all seemed right between the USA and our neighbors to the south.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
November 25, 2014
To the untrained eye, they look like normal scars; products of the typical follies of youth.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’
October 14, 2014
“Exorcists need to be certified to eliminate the practice of exorcism by untrained novices,” Taraborelli says.Vatican and Pope Francis Seek New Demon Exorcists
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2014
Both trained and untrained, hundreds rushed toward the scene of the explosion site to tend to the injured.Boston Marathon Explosions: The Heroes Who Responded to the Blasts
April 16, 2013
If untrained, such a person might enter into the minds of animals while they themselves are unconscious or asleep.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 for Dummies
March 27, 2013
Historical Examples of untrained
He is untrained, inept, but he will fill the place and draw the pay.American Notes
Josie was lingering on the doorstep in an agony of untrained coquetry.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Thus a good memory for details may be a sign of an untrained mind.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
It was untrained, I suppose, compared to the woman graduate of to-day.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
But they are all untrained in arms; they are rustics, not soldiers.Mistress Wilding
- 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