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English noun: train

1. train (artifact) public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive


SamplesExpress trains don't stop at Princeton Junction.


Synonymsrailroad train


Broader (hypernym)public transport


Narrower (hyponym)boat train, car train, freight train, hospital train, mail train, passenger train, rattler, streamliner, subway train


Member holonymcar, engine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railcar, railroad car, railway car, railway locomotive


Domain category memberspassenger, rider, roll-on roll-off, standee

2. train (group) a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding


SamplesA string of islands.
Train of mourners.
A train of thought.


Synonymsstring


Broader (hypernym)series

3. train (group) a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file


SamplesWe were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels.
They joined the wagon train for safety.


Synonymscaravan, wagon train


Broader (hypernym)procession


Member holonymConestoga, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon

4. train (event) a series of consequences wrought by an event


SamplesIt led to a train of disasters.


Broader (hypernym)aftermath, consequence

5. train (artifact) piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor


SamplesThe bride's train was carried by her two young nephews.


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material


Part meronymgown

6. train (artifact) wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed


SamplesThe fool got his tie caught in the geartrain.


Synonymsgear, gearing, geartrain, power train


Broader (hypernym)wheelwork


Narrower (hyponym)epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train, reduction gear


Part meronymengine


English verb: train

1. train (cognition) create by training and teaching


SamplesThe old master is training world-class violinists.
We develop the leaders for the future.


Synonymsdevelop, educate, prepare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach


Narrower (hyponym)drill, house-train, housebreak, retrain, toilet-train


Verb groupbuild up, develop, groom, prepare, prepare, train, train

2. train (cognition) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession


SamplesShe is training to be a teacher.
He trained as a legal aid.


Synonymsprepare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)learn, read, study, take


Narrower (hyponym)apprentice, drill, retrain


Verb groupdevelop, educate, groom, prepare, prepare, train, train

3. train (social) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control


SamplesParents must discipline their children.
Is this dog trained?.


Synonymscheck, condition, discipline


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow


Narrower (hyponym)mortify


Verb groupgroom, prepare, train

4. train (social) educate for a future role or function


SamplesHe is grooming his son to become his successor.
The prince was prepared to become King one day.
They trained him to be a warrior.


Synonymsgroom, prepare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)educate


Narrower (hyponym)dispose, qualify


Verb groupcheck, condition, develop, discipline, educate, prepare, prepare, train, train, train

5. train (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment


SamplesCultivate your musical taste.
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.


Synonymscivilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, school


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)down, fine-tune, polish, refine


Narrower (hyponym)sophisticate

6. train (competition) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards


SamplesPlease 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.


Synonymsaim, direct, take, take aim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)position


Narrower (hyponym)aim, charge, direct, draw a bead on, hold, level, level, place, point, point, sight, swing, target, turn

7. train (communication) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports


SamplesHe is training our Olympic team.
She is coaching the crew.


Synonymscoach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach


Verb grouptrain

8. train (body) exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition


SamplesShe is training for the Olympics.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)exercise, work out


Verb groupcoach, train

9. train (social) cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it


SamplesTrain the vine.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)trellis

10. train (motion) travel by rail or train


SamplesThey railed from Rome to Venice.
She trained to Hamburg.


Synonymsrail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride

11. train (contact) drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground


SamplesThe toddler was trailing his pants.
She trained her long scarf behind her.


Synonymstrail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drag


Verb grouptrail









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