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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Train  \Train\,  n. 
  1.  A  heavy  long  sleigh  used  in  Canada  for  the  transportation 
  of  merchandise,  wood,  and  the  like 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  The  aggregation  of  men,  animals,  and  vehicles  which 
  accompany  an  army  or  one  of  its  subdivisions,  and 
  transport  its  baggage,  ammunition,  supplies,  and  reserve 
  materials  of  all  kinds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Train  \Train\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  drilled  in  military  exercises;  to  do  duty  in  a 
  military  company. 
 
  2.  To  prepare  by  exercise,  diet,  instruction,  etc.,  for  any 
  physical  contest;  as  to  train  for  a  boat  race. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Train  \Train\,  n.  [F.  train,  OF  tra["i]n,  trahin;  cf  (for  some 
  of  the  senses)  F.  traine.  See  {Train},  v.] 
  1.  That  which  draws  along  especially,  persuasion,  artifice, 
  or  enticement;  allurement.  [Obs.]  ``Now  to  my  charms,  and 
  to  my  wily  trains.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Hence  something  tied  to  a  lure  to  entice  a  hawk;  also  a 
  trap  for  an  animal;  a  snare.  --Halliwell. 
 
  With  cunning  trains  him  to  entrap  un  wares. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  drawn  along  in  the  rear  of  or  after 
  something  that  which  is  in  the  hinder  part  or  rear. 
  Specifically  : 
  a  That  part  of  a  gown  which  trails  behind  the  wearer. 
  b  (Mil.)  The  after  part  of  a  gun  carriage;  the  trail. 
  c  The  tail  of  a  bird.  ``The  train  steers  their  flights, 
  and  turns  their  bodies,  like  the  rudder  of  ship.'' 
  --Ray. 
 
  4.  A  number  of  followers;  a  body  of  attendants;  a  retinue;  a 
  suite. 
 
  The  king's  daughter  with  a  lovely  train.  --Addison. 
 
  My  train  are  men  of  choice  and  rarest  parts  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  consecution  or  succession  of  connected  things  a  series. 
  ``A  train  of  happy  sentiments.''  --I.  Watts. 
 
  The  train  of  ills  our  love  would  draw  behind  it 
  --Addison. 
 
  Rivers  now  Stream  and  perpetual  draw  their  humid 
  train.  --Milton. 
 
  Other  truths  require  a  train  of  ideas  placed  in 
  order  --Locke. 
 
  6.  Regular  method;  process;  course;  order  as  things  now  in 
  a  train  for  settlement. 
 
  If  things  were  once  in  this  train,  .  .  .  our  duty 
  would  take  root  in  our  nature.  --Swift. 
 
  7.  The  number  of  beats  of  a  watch  in  any  certain  time. 
 
  8.  A  line  of  gunpowder  laid  to  lead  fire  to  a  charge,  mine, 
  or  the  like 
 
  9.  A  connected  line  of  cars  or  carriages  on  a  railroad. 
 
  10.  A  heavy,  long  sleigh  used  in  Canada  for  the 
  transportation  of  merchandise,  wood,  and  the  like 
 
  11.  (Rolling  Mill)  A  roll  train;  as  a  12-inch  train. 
 
  {Roll  train},  or  {Train  of  rolls}  (Rolling  Mill),  a  set  of 
  plain  or  grooved  rolls  for  rolling  metal  into  various 
  forms  by  a  series  of  consecutive  operations. 
 
  {Train  mile}  (Railroads),  a  unit  employed  in  estimating 
  running  expenses,  etc.,  being  one  of  the  total  number  of 
  miles  run  by  all  the  trains  of  a  road,  or  system  of  roads, 
  as  within  a  given  time,  or  for  a  given  expenditure;  -- 
  called  also  {mile  run}. 
 
  {Train  of  artillery},  any  number  of  cannon,  mortars,  etc., 
  with  the  attendants  and  carriages  which  follow  them  into 
  the  field.  --Campbell  (Dict.  Mil.  Sci.). 
 
  {Train  of  mechanism},  a  series  of  moving  pieces,  as  wheels 
  and  pinions,  each  of  which  is  follower  to  that  which 
  drives  it  and  driver  to  that  which  follows  it 
 
  {Train  road},  a  slight  railway  for  small  cars,  --  used  for 
  construction,  or  in  mining. 
 
  {Train  tackle}  (Naut.),  a  tackle  for  running  guns  in  and  out 
 
  Syn:  Cars. 
 
  Usage:  {Train},  {Cars}.  Train  is  the  word  universally  used  in 
  England  with  reference  to  railroad  traveling;  as  I 
  came  in  the  morning  train.  In  the  United  States,  the 
  phrase  the  cars  has  been  extensively  introduced  in  the 
  room  of  train;  as  the  cars  are  late;  I  came  in  the 
  cars.  The  English  expression  is  obviously  more 
  appropriate,  and  is  prevailing  more  and  more  among 
  Americans,  to  the  exclusion  of  the  cars. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Train  \Train\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trained};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Training}.]  [OF.  trahiner,  tra["i]ner,F.  tra[^i]ner,  LL 
  trahinare  trainare  fr  L.  trahere  to  draw.  See  {Trail}.] 
  1.  To  draw  along  to  trail;  to  drag. 
 
  In  hollow  cube  Training  his  devilish  enginery. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  draw  by  persuasion,  artifice,  or  the  like  to  attract 
  by  stratagem;  to  entice;  to  allure.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  but  a  dozen  French  Were  there  in  arms,  they  would 
  be  as  a  call  To  train  ten  thousand  English  to  their 
  side  --Shak. 
 
  O,  train  me  not  sweet  mermaid,  with  thy  note. 
  --Shak. 
 
  This  feast,  I'll  gage  my  life,  Is  but  a  plot  to 
  train  you  to  your  ruin.  --Ford. 
 
  3.  To  teach  and  form  by  practice;  to  educate;  to  exercise;  to 
  discipline;  as  to  train  the  militia  to  the  manual 
  exercise;  to  train  soldiers  to  the  use  of  arms. 
 
  Our  trained  bands,  which  are  the  trustiest  and  most 
  proper  strength  of  a  free  nation.  --Milton. 
 
  The  warrior  horse  here  bred  he's  taught  to  train. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  break,  tame,  and  accustom  to  draw,  as  oxen. 
 
  5.  (Hort.)  To  lead  or  direct,  and  form  to  a  wall  or  espalier; 
  to  form  to  a  proper  shape,  by  bending,  lopping,  or 
  pruning;  as  to  train  young  trees. 
 
  He  trained  the  young  branches  to  the  right  hand  or 
  to  the  left  --Jeffrey. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  To  trace,  as  a  lode  or  any  mineral  appearance,  to 
  its  head. 
 
  {To  train  a  gun}  (Mil.  &  Naut.),  to  point  it  at  some  object 
  either  forward  or  else  abaft  the  beam,  that  is  not 
  directly  on  the  side  --Totten. 
 
  {To  train},  or  {To  train  up},  to  educate;  to  teach;  to  form 
  by  instruction  or  practice;  to  bring  up 
 
  Train  up  a  child  in  the  way  he  should  go  and  when 
  he  is  old  he  will  not  depart  from  it  --Prov.  xxii. 
  6. 
 
  The  first  Christians  were  by  great  hardships, 
  trained  up  for  glory.  --Tillotson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accommodation  \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  accommodatio,  fr 
  accommodare:  cf  F.  accommodation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  fitting  or  adapting,  or  the  state  of  being 
  fitted  or  adapted;  adaptation;  adjustment;  --  followed  by 
  to  ``The  organization  of  the  body  with  accommodation  to 
  its  functions.''  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  Willingness  to  accommodate;  obligingness. 
 
  3.  Whatever  supplies  a  want  or  affords  ease,  refreshment,  or 
  convenience;  anything  furnished  which  is  desired  or 
  needful;  --  often  in  the  plural;  as  the  accommodations  -- 
  that  is  lodgings  and  food  --  at  an  inn.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  An  adjustment  of  differences;  state  of  agreement; 
  reconciliation;  settlement.  ``To  come  to  terms  of 
  accommodation.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  The  application  of  a  writer's  language,  on  the  ground  of 
  analogy,  to  something  not  originally  referred  to  or 
  intended. 
 
  Many  of  those  quotations  from  the  Old  Testament  were 
  probably  intended  as  nothing  more  than 
  accommodations.  --Paley. 
 
  6.  (Com.) 
  a  A  loan  of  money. 
  b  An  accommodation  bill  or  note. 
 
  {Accommodation  bill},  or  {note}  (Com.),  a  bill  of  exchange 
  which  a  person  accepts,  or  a  note  which  a  person  makes  and 
  delivers  to  another,  not  upon  a  consideration  received, 
  but  for  the  purpose  of  raising  money  on  credit. 
 
  {Accommodation  coach},  or  {train},  one  running  at  moderate 
  speed  and  stopping  at  all  or  nearly  all  stations. 
 
  {Accommodation  ladder}  (Naut.),  a  light  ladder  hung  over  the 
  side  of  a  ship  at  the  gangway,  useful  in  ascending  from 
  or  descending  to  small  boats. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  train 
  n  1:  a  line  of  railway  cars  coupled  together  and  drawn  by  a 
  locomotive;  "express  trains  don't  stop  at  Princeton 
  Junction"  [syn:  {railroad  train}] 
  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}] 
  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},  {wagon  train}] 
  4:  a  series  of  consequences  wrought  by  an  event;  "it  led  to  a 
  train  of  disasters" 
  5:  long  back  section  of  a  gown  that  is  drawn  along  the  floor; 
  "the  bride's  train  was  carried  by  her  two  young  nephews" 
  6:  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},  {gears}, 
  {geartrain},  {power  train}] 
  v  1:  prepare  for  a  future  task  or  career;  "I  am  training  young 
  minds";  "develop  leaders"  [syn:  {develop},  {prepare},  {educate}] 
  2:  undergo  training  or  instruction  [syn:  {prepare}] 
  3:  train  by  instruction  and  practice;  esp.  to  teach 
  self-control;  "Parents  must  discipline  their  children" 
  [syn:  {discipline},  {check},  {condition}] 
  4:  prepare  for  a  future  role  or  function;  "He  is  grooming  his 
  son  to  become  his  successor"  [syn:  {prepare},  {groom}] 
  5:  train  to  be  discriminative;  as  of  taste  or  judgment; 
  "Cultivate  your  musical  taste";  "Train  your  tastebuds"; 
  "She  is  well  schooled  in  poetry"  [syn:  {educate},  {school}, 
  {cultivate},  {civilize}] 
  6:  aim  or  direct  at  as  of  blows,  weapons,  or  objects  such  as 
  photographic  equipment;  "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},  {take  aim},  {direct}] 
  7:  teach  and  supervise,  as  in  sports  or  acting  [syn:  {coach}] 
  8:  exercise  in  order  to  prepare  for  an  event  or  competition; 
  "She  is  training  for  the  Olympics" 
  9:  train  a  plant  to  grow  in  a  certain  way  by  tying  and  pruning 
  it 
  10:  travel  by  train 




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