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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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 _réclame_ 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_."