Associations to the word «Train»


TRAIN, noun. Elongated portion.
TRAIN, noun. The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground. [from 14th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A trail or line of something, especially gunpowder. [from 15th c.]
TRAIN, noun. (now rare) An animal's trail or track. [from 16th c.]
TRAIN, noun. Connected sequence of people or things.
TRAIN, noun. A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers. [from 14th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession. [from 15th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure of something. [from 15th c.]
TRAIN, noun. (military) The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege. [from 16th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence. [from 18th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A series of electrical pulses. [from 19th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A series of specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together. [from 19th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel. [from 19th c.]
TRAIN, noun. A long, heavy sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
TRAIN, noun. (sex) (slang) An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a woman or bottom, especially as a form of gang rape. [from 20th c.]
TRAIN, verb. (intransitive) To practice an ability.
TRAIN, verb. (transitive) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline.
TRAIN, verb. (intransitive) To improve one's fitness.
TRAIN, verb. To proceed in sequence.
TRAIN, verb. (transitive) To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
TRAIN, verb. (transitive) (horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
TRAIN, verb. (mining) To trace (a lode or any mineral appearance) to its head.
TRAIN, verb. (transitive) (video games) To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game).
TRAIN, verb. (obsolete) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
TRAIN, verb. (obsolete) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
TRAIN, noun. (obsolete) Treachery; deceit. [14th-19th c.]
TRAIN, noun. (obsolete) A trick or stratagem. [14th-19th c.]
TRAIN, noun. (obsolete) A trap for animals; a snare. [14th-18th c.]
TRAIN, noun. (obsolete) A lure; a decoy. [15th-18th c.]
TRAIN BOTTLE, noun. An ornamental glass bottle in the shape of a locomotive
TRAIN MATE, noun. Alternative spelling of train-mate
TRAIN MATES, noun. Plural of train mate
TRAIN MILE, noun. A unit used in estimating railway running expenses, etc.; 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.
TRAIN OF THINKING, noun. Alternative form of train of thought
TRAIN OF THOUGHT, noun. The flow of thinking.
TRAIN OF THOUGHTS, noun. The flow of different thoughts one experiences when thinking.
TRAIN OIL, noun. Whale oil
TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES, noun. Plural of train operating company
TRAIN OPERATING COMPANY, noun. (UK) (rail transport) A company that operates passenger trains on the mainline railway network in Great Britain under franchise or license from the Government.
TRAIN SET, noun. A small model railroad with trains that move around the tracks by electricity (formerly by clockwork)
TRAIN SETS, noun. Plural of train set
TRAIN SHED, noun. A building, adjacent to a railway station, covering the tracks and platforms with a roof.
TRAIN SPOTTER, noun. A person whose hobby is train spotting
TRAIN SPOTTING, noun. The hobby of collecting the numbers and names of locomotives seen at railway stations and other vantage points
TRAIN STATION, noun. (chiefly US) A place where trains stop for passengers to embark and disembark.
TRAIN STATIONS, noun. Plural of train station
TRAIN SURF, verb. To either stand on a the roof of a moving train and surf it like a wave, or to hang on and ride on the exterior of a train.
TRAIN SURFING, verb. Present participle of train surf
TRAIN SURFING, noun. (sports) The sport of riding on the roof, sides or back of a train
TRAIN TRACK, noun. Railroad track
TRAIN TRACK, noun. (topology) A set of curves lying in a surface, meeting one another at their respective endpoints in a specific way that resembles railroad tracks
TRAIN UP, verb. (transitive) to train or educate with skills needed to perform a task
TRAIN WRECK, noun. The aftermath of a train crash.
TRAIN WRECK, noun. (idiomatic) A disaster, especially one which is large in scale and readily seen by public observers.
TRAIN WRECKS, noun. Plural of train wreck

Dictionary definition

TRAIN, noun. Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction".
TRAIN, noun. 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".
TRAIN, noun. 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".
TRAIN, noun. A series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters".
TRAIN, noun. Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews".
TRAIN, noun. Wheelwork consisting of 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".
TRAIN, verb. Create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future".
TRAIN, verb. 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, verb. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?".
TRAIN, verb. 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".
TRAIN, verb. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry".
TRAIN, verb. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "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".
TRAIN, verb. 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".
TRAIN, verb. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics".
TRAIN, verb. Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine".
TRAIN, verb. Travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg".
TRAIN, verb. Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne