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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trained 
  adj  1:  shaped  or  conditioned  or  disciplined  by  training;  often  used 
  as  a  combining  form  "a  trained  mind";  "trained 
  pigeons";  "well-trained  servants"  [ant:  {untrained}] 
  2:  having  acquired  necessary  skills  by  e.g.  undergoing  a  course 
  of  study;  "a  trained  nurse";  "a  trained  voice";  "trained 
  manpower";  "psychologically  trained  workers" 




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