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Definition 1: public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

(... is a kind of train ) a train taking passengers to or from a port

(... is a kind of train ) a train that runs in a subway system

(... is a kind of train ) a streamlined train

(... is a kind of train ) a train that carries passengers

(... is a kind of train ) a train that carries mail

(... is a kind of train ) a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospital

(... is a kind of train ) a railroad train consisting of freight cars

(... is a kind of train ) a train that transports passengers and their automobiles

(train is a member of ...) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

(train is a member of ...) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

"three cars had jumped the rails"

(train is the domain which ... is member of) a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination

(train is the domain which ... is member of) a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

(train is the domain which ... is member of) someone who stands in a place where one might otherwise sit (as a spectator who uses standing room in a theater or a passenger on a crowded bus or train)

"the allowed number of standees is posted"

Definition 2: wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)

(... is a kind of train ) a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis

(... is a kind of train ) gearing that reduces an input speed to a slower output speed

(... is part of train) motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

Definition 3: piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews

(train is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is part of train) a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions

Definition 4: a series of consequences wrought by an event - [noun denoting event]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it led to a train of disasters

(train is a kind of ...) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Definition 5: a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file - [noun denoting group]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels
  • they joined the wagon train for safety

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

"processions were forbidden"

(train is a member of ...) a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century

Definition 6: a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding - [noun denoting group]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a string of islands
  • train of mourners
  • a train of thought

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

Definition 7: exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition - [verb of body]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is training for the Olympics

(train is a kind of ...) do physical exercise

"She works out in the gym every day"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 8: undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession - [verb of cognition]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is training to be a teacher
  • He trained as a legal aid

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

(... is a kind of train ) be or work as an apprentice

"She apprenticed with the great master"

(... is a kind of train ) train again

"He is retraining to become an IT worker"

(... is a kind of train ) undergo military training or do military exercises

(train has a similar meaning as ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 9: create by training and teaching - [verb of cognition]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old master is training world-class violinists
  • we develop the leaders for the future

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of train ) teach new skills

"We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment"

(... is a kind of train ) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

(... is a kind of train ) train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house

(... is a kind of train ) train (a small child) to use the toilet

(train has a similar meaning as ...) change the use of and make available or usable

"develop land" "The country developed its natural resources" "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports - [verb of communication]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is training our Olympic team
  • She is coaching the crew

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

"She is training for the Olympics"

Definition 11: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards - [verb of competition]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of train ) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

(... is a kind of train ) aim with a gun

"The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"

(... is a kind of train ) aim, point, or direct

"Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"

(... is a kind of train ) direct at someone

"She turned a smile on me" "They turned their flashlights on the car"

(... is a kind of train ) hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

(... is a kind of train ) direct into a position for use

"point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

(... is a kind of train ) aim at

"level criticism or charges at somebody"

(... is a kind of train ) take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

Definition 12: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground - [verb of contact]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The toddler was trailing his pants
  • She trained her long scarf behind her

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) pull, as against a resistance

"He dragged the big suitcase behind him" "These worries were dragging at him"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) hang down so as to drag along the ground

"The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"

Definition 13: travel by rail or train - [verb of motion]

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They railed from Rome to Venice
  • She trained to Hamburg

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) give an education to

"We must educate our youngsters better"

(... is a kind of train ) make fit or prepared

"Your education qualifies you for this job"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(train has a similar meaning as ...) develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cultivate your musical taste
  • Train your tastebuds
  • She is well schooled in poetry

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

"refine one's style of writing"

(... is a kind of train ) make less natural or innocent

"Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Parents must discipline their children
  • Is this dog trained?

Synonyms for train in the sense of this definition

(train is a kind of ...) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of train ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(train has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Samples where train or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • train the vine

(train is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of train ) train on a trellis, as of a vine

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