Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Training"

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.

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.

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.

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.

The first Christians were, by great hardships,
trained up for glory. --Tillotson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Training \Train"ing\, n.
The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising,
disciplining, etc.; education.

{Fan training} (Hort.), the operation of training fruit
trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall
radiate from the stem like a fan.

{Horizontal training} (Hort.), the operation of training
fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall
spread out laterally in a horizontal direction.

{Training college}. See {Normal school}, under {Normal}, a.

{Training day}, a day on which a military company assembles
for drill or parade. [U. S.]

{Training ship}, a vessel on board of which boys are trained
as sailors.

Syn: See {Education}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: activity leading to skilled behavior [syn: {preparation}, {grooming}]
2: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of
correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and
refinement" [syn: {education}, {breeding}]

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