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.

1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement. Now to my charms, and to my wily trains.

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. Specifically:

That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.

The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.

The tail of a bird. The train steers their flights, and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship.

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. 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 w 1000 ould 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. A roll train; as, a 12-inch train. Roll train, or Train of rolls, a tackle for running guns in and out.

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.

Origin: F. Train, OF. Train, trahin; cf. (for some of the senses) F. Traine. See Train.

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. 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. (Science: botany) 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. (Science: chemical) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head. To train a gun, to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side. 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)

Origin: OF. Trahiner, trainer,F. Trainer, LL. Trahinare, trainare, fr. L. Trahere to draw. See Trail. Train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; Cultivate your musical taste; Train your tastebuds; She is well schooled in poetry.

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