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A train (1)

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French train (noun). The verb is from the noun.

Noun

Singular
train

Plural
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  1. A line of connected cars or carriages pushed or pulled by one or more locomotives, especially a railroad train which travels on a set of tracks.
    We rode the train to Mumbai.
  2. A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession.
    Our party formed a train at the funeral parlor before departing for the burial.
  3. A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a train of events or a train of thought.
  4. A series of electrical pulses.
  5. A set of interconnected mechanical parts like the drive train of a car.
  6. That which is drawn along, like the part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
    The train of her bridal gown caught on a nail.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to train

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to train (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To practice an ability.
    She trained seven hours a day to prepare for the Olympics.
  2. (transitive) To teach a task.
    You can't train a pig to write poetry.
  3. (intransitive) To improve ones fitness.
    I trained with weights all winter.
  4. To proceed in sequence.
  5. (transitive) To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
    The assassin had trained his gun on the minister.
  6. (transitive) (Horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
    The vine had been trained over the pergola.

Translations

practice an ability

teach a task

improve ones fitness

proceed in sequence

move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction

  • Japanese: 照準する (しょうじゅんする, shōjunsuru)
  • Polish: wycelować
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Derived terms


French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From trainer, from Vulgar Latin *traginare.

Noun

train m. (plural trains)

  1. a series of connected cars pulled by a locomotive on a track; a railroad train
  2. pace

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