train (

     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]