Definition of "train" [train]

  • A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives. (noun)
  • A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles. (noun)
  • The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit. (noun)
  • A part of a gown that trails behind the wearer. (noun)
  • A staff of people following in attendance; a retinue. (noun)
  • To guide or teach (to do something), as by subjecting to various exercises or experiences (verb)

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  • To control or guide towards a specific goal (verb)
  • To do exercises and prepare for a specific purpose (verb)
  • To improve or curb by subjecting to discipline (verb)
  • To focus or bring to bear (on something) (verb)
  • A line of coaches or wagons coupled together and drawn by a railway locomotive (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A sequence or series, as of events, thoughts, etc (noun)
  • A procession of people, vehicles, etc, travelling together, such as one carrying supplies of ammunition or equipment in support of a military operation (noun)
  • A series of interacting parts through which motion is transmitted (noun)
  • A fuse or line of gunpowder to an explosive charge, etc (noun)
  • Something drawn along, such as the long back section of a dress that trails along the floor behind the wearer (noun)
  • A retinue or suite (noun)
  • Proper order or course (noun)

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Use "train" in a sentence
  • "They were on the way to Mentone, but as they intended stopping a day in Paris, and going on by a cheaper train than the _train de luxe_, Mary did not see them again during the journey."
  • "The Kaiser, making the most of this timely boon, has once more been following in Bellona's train (her _train de luxe_) in search of cheap _r├ęclame_ on the"
  • "When the freight train had passed, they immediately proceeded on to the next station -- Adairsville -- where they were to meet the _regular down freight train_."