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Meaning of train

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled
           together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't
           stop at Princeton Junction" [syn: {train}, {railroad
      2: a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in
         which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a
         string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"
         [syn: {string}, {train}]
      3: a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling
         together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost
         a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
         [syn: {caravan}, {train}, {wagon train}]
      4: a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a
         train of disasters"
      5: piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that
         is drawn along the floor; "the bride's train was carried by
         her two young nephews"
      6: wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by
         which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed;
         "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain" [syn:
         {gearing}, {gear}, {geartrain}, {power train}, {train}]
      v 1: create by training and teaching; "The old master is
           training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders
           for the future" [syn: {train}, {develop}, {prepare},
      2: undergo training or instruction in preparation for a
         particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to
         be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid" [syn: {train},
      3: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice;
         especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline
         their children"; "Is this dog trained?" [syn: {discipline},
         {train}, {check}, {condition}]
      4: educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his
         son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to
         become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
         [syn: {prepare}, {groom}, {train}]
      5: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment;
         "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She
         is well schooled in poetry" [syn: {educate}, {school},
         {train}, {cultivate}, {civilize}, {civilise}]
      6: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as
         photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your
         little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't
         train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's
         opponent" [syn: {aim}, {take}, {train}, {take aim}, {direct}]
      7: teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach
         (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She
         is coaching the crew" [syn: {coach}, {train}]
      8: exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition;
         "She is training for the Olympics"
      9: cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it;
         "train the vine"
      10: travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice";
          "She trained to Hamburg" [syn: {train}, {rail}]
      11: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground;
          "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long
          scarf behind her" [syn: {trail}, {train}]

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