Hypertext Webster Gateway: "train"

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

Train \Train\, n.
1. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation
of merchandise, wood, and the like.

2. (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.

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

Train \Train\, 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.

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

Train \Train\, n. [F. train, OF. tra["i]n, trahin; cf. (for some
of the senses) F. traine. See {Train}, v.]
1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice,
or enticement; allurement. [Obs.] ``Now to my charms, and
to my wily trains.'' --Milton.

2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a
trap for an animal; a snare. --Halliwell.

With cunning trains him to entrap un wares.

3. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after,
something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
Specifically :
(a) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
(b) (Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
(c) 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

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.'' --I. Watts.

The train of ills our love would draw behind it.

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
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.

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.

{Roll train}, or {Train of rolls} (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. --Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).

{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.

{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.

Syn: Cars.

Usage: {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.

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)

Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr.
accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being
fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by
to. ``The organization of the body with accommodation to
its functions.'' --Sir M. Hale.

2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or
convenience; anything furnished which is desired or
needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations --
that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. --Sir W.

4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement;
reconciliation; settlement. ``To come to terms of
accommodation.'' --Macaulay.

5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of
analogy, to something not originally referred to or

Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were
probably intended as nothing more than
accommodations. --Paley.

6. (Com.)
(a) A loan of money.
(b) An accommodation bill or note.

{Accommodation bill}, or {note} (Com.), a bill of exchange
which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and
delivers to another, not upon a consideration received,
but for the purpose of raising money on credit.

{Accommodation coach}, or {train}, one running at moderate
speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.

{Accommodation ladder} (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the
side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from,
or descending to, small boats.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled
together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains
don't stop at Princeton Junction" [syn: {railroad train}]
2: 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" [syn: {string}]
3: 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" [syn: {caravan}, {wagon train}]
4: a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a
train of disasters"
5: 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"
6: 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" [syn: {gearing},
{gears}, {geartrain}, {power train}]
v 1: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training
world-class violinists; "we develop the leaders for the
future" [syn: {develop}, {prepare}, {educate}]
2: 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" [syn: {prepare}]
3: train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach
self-control; "Parents must discipline their children";
"Is this dog trained?" [syn: {discipline}, {check}, {condition}]
4: prepare (someone) 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" [syn: {prepare}, {groom}]
5: train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment;
"Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds";
"She is well schooled in poetry" [syn: {educate}, {school},
{cultivate}, {civilize}, {civilise}]
6: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as
photographic equipment; "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" [syn: {aim}, {take}, {take aim}, {direct}]
7: 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" [syn: {coach}]
8: exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition;
"She is training for the Olympics"
9: train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it;
"train the vine"
10: travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice";
"She trained to Hamburg" [syn: {rail}]
11: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground;
"The toddler was trailing his pants" [syn: {trail}]

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