Train

Definition of Train

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Trained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Training.]
1.To draw along; to trail; to drag.
2.To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
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.
To train
to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up.
- Totten.
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.
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.
n.1.That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
2.Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
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.
4.That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
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.(Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
5.A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
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.The tail of a bird.
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; - called also railroad train.
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.
12.(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.
Roll train
(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.
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.
- Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).
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.

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