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Definitions

  • Log Train, Humboldt County, California
    Log Train, Humboldt County, California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v train exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition "She is training for the Olympics"
    • v train 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"
    • v train create by training and teaching "The old master is training world-class violinists","we develop the leaders for the future"
    • v train 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"
    • v train 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"
    • v train drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground "The toddler was trailing his pants","She trained her long scarf behind her"
    • v train travel by rail or train "They railed from Rome to Venice","She trained to Hamburg"
    • v train 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"
    • v train teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment "Cultivate your musical taste","Train your tastebuds","She is well schooled in poetry"
    • v train cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it "train the vine"
    • v train develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control "Parents must discipline their children","Is this dog trained?"
    • n train 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"
    • n train public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
    • n train 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"
    • n train a series of consequences wrought by an event "it led to a train of disasters"
    • n train 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"
    • n train 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A 26th Division Wagon Train A 26th Division Wagon Train
The American Trained Nurse The American Trained Nurse
SNAP-SHOT OF THE TRAIN EN ROUTE SNAP-SHOT OF THE TRAIN EN ROUTE
Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168 Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168
Asleep on the Train Asleep on the Train
FIRST TRAIN IN AMERICA FIRST TRAIN IN AMERICA
Scre propeller and drive train Scre propeller and drive train
IN TRAINING IN TRAINING

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
    • Train A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; -- called also railroad train.
    • Train A consecution or succession of connected things; a series. "A train of happy sentiments.""The train of ills our love would draw behind it.""Rivers now
      Stream and perpetual draw their humid train ."
      "Other truths require a train of ideas placed in order."
    • Train A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
    • Train A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
    • Train A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite. "The king's daughter with a lovely train .""My train are men of choice and rarest parts."
    • Train (Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train .
    • Train 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."
    • train one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.
    • Train 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."
    • Train That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
    • Train That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement. "Now to my charms, and to my wily trains ."
    • Train That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
    • Train The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
    • Train (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.
    • Train The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
    • Train The tail of a bird.
    • Train To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
    • Train To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
    • Train To draw along; to trail; to drag. "In hollow cube Training his devilish enginery."
    • Train 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."
      "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."
    • Train (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."
    • Train To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
    • Train 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.""The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train ."
    • Train (Mining) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.""The first Christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.
    • train To draw or drag along; trail.
    • train To draw by artifice, stratagem, persuasion, or the like; entice; allure.
    • train To bring into some desired course or state by means of some process of instruction and exercise. To educate; instruct; rear; bring up: often with up.
    • train To make proficient or efficient, as in some art or profession, by instruction, exercise, or discipline; make proficient by instruction or drill: as, to train nurses; to train soldiers.
    • train To tame or render docile; exercise m the performance of certain tasks or tricks: as, to train dogs or monkeys.
    • train To fit by proper exercise and regimen for the performance of some feat; render capable of enduring the strain incident to a contest of any kind, by a course of suitable exercise, regimen, etc.; put in suitable condition, as for a race, by preparatory exercise, etc.: as, to train a boat's crew for a race.
    • train To give proper or some particular shape or direction to by systematic manipulation or extension; specifically, in gardening, to extend the branches of, as on a wall, espalier, etc.
    • train To bring to bear; direct or aim carefully: as, to train a gun upon a vessel or a fort.
    • train Synonyms To school, habituate, inure. See instruction.
    • train To be attracted or lured.
    • train To exercise; impart proficiency by practice and use; drill; discipline.
    • train To fit one's self for the performance of some feat by preparatory regimen and exercise.
    • train To be under training, as a recruit for the army; be drilled for military service.
    • train To travel by train or by rail: sometimes with an indefinite it.
    • train To consort with; be on familiar terms with: as, I don't train with that crowd. Compare def. 4.
    • train To romp; carry on.
    • n train That which is drawn along behind, or which forms the hinder part; a trail. The elongated part of a skirt behind when sufficiently extended to trail along the ground. Trains have long been an adjunct of full dress for women, frequently coming into fashion, and seldom abandoned for any length of time; at times they have reached a length of ten feet or more on the floor. A train of moderate length is called a demitrain.
    • n train The tail of a comet or of a meteor
    • n train The tail of a bird, especially when long, large, or conspicuous. See cuts under Argus, peafowl, Phaëthon, Phasianus, Promerops, Terpsiphone, and Trogonidæ.
    • n train That part of the carriage of a field-gun which rests upon the ground when the gun is unlimbered or in position for firing; the trail.
    • n train A following; a body of followers or attendants; a retinue.
    • n train A succession of connected things or events; a series: as, a train of circumstances.
    • n train In machinery, a set of wheels, or wheels and pinions in series, through which motion is transmitted consecutively: as, the train of a watch (that is, the wheels intervening between the barrel and the escapement); the going-train of a clock (that by which the hands are turned); the striking-train (that by which the striking part is actuated).
    • n train In metal-working, two or more pairs of connected rolls in a rolling-mill worked as one system; a set of rolls used in rolling various metals, especially puddled iron and steel; a roll-train.
    • n train A connected line of carriages, cars, or wagons moving or intended to be moved on a railway.
    • n train A string or file of animals on the march.
    • n train A line of combustible material to lead fire to a charge or mine: same as squib, 2.
    • n train A company in order; a procession.
    • n train Suitable or proper sequence, order, or arrangement; course; process: as, everything is now in train for a settlement.
    • n train A kind of sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
    • n train The lure used to recall a hawk.
    • n train Something intended to allure or entice; wile; stratagem; artifice; a plot or scheme.
    • n train A snare; net; trap; ambush.
    • n train Treason; treachery; deceit.
    • n train A train limited to first-class passengers.
    • n train Same as train-oil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ancient Egyptians trained baboons to wait on tables.
    • v.t Train trān to draw along: to allure: to educate: to discipline: to tame for use, as animals: to cause to grow properly: to prepare men for athletic feats, or horses for the race
    • v.i Train to exercise, to prepare one's self for anything: to be under drill: to travel by train:
    • n Train that which is drawn along after something else: the part of a dress which trails behind the wearer: a retinue: a series: process: a clue, trace: a line of gunpowder to fire a charge: a line of carriages on a railway: a set of wheels acting on each other, for transmitting motion: a string of animals, &c.: a lure, stratagem
    • v.i Train (coll.) to be on intimate terms with
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Quotations

  • Charles Merrill
    Charles Merrill
    “Get the best people and train them well.”
  • Edwin Moses
    Edwin Moses
    “Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training. You can't be lackluster in training and concentrate in a meet.”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.”
  • Martin Rutte
    Martin Rutte
    “You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.”
  • Clifton Fadiman
    Clifton Fadiman
    “A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.”

Idioms

Gravy train - If someone is on the gravy train, they have found and easy way to make lots of money.
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Train of thought - A train of thought is a sequence of thoughts, especially when you are talking to someone and you forget what you were going to say.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. trahiner, traïner,F. traîner, LL. trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere, to draw. See Trail

Usage

In literature:

What was the good of going to the station for a man who was not coming by the train?
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Three lanterns flashed along the train, where the train countered a locked door.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
From there they could take a train for Marietta.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
After the train had started again the trainman came through the train.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
To be successful, he must be a trained specialist in his line, and the school and college are called upon to provide the training.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
Why, I've got friends on that train!
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
This left the day express, the accommodation, a special train and a freight train at the station.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
That's his trade and his training.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
The teacher must be trained, and in that training singing is included.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Section V will state the decision as to the essentials of the training to be given and as to the method of giving the training.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Training scheme for pilots.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
We were quite ready to make the best of things wherever the train took us.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Down at the end of the train he saw lights that he knew did not belong to the train hands.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
One of these officials said that if big trains could carry passengers little ones ought to be able to do so.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Success in Radio depends upon training and that's the training you get with RCA Institutes.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Their game was to burn that bridge, and when this train stopped, burn this one behind us, ketch us, whip us, and take the train.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
They went finally to the train together, he and his father and Myrtle.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
There was a big robbery committed on the train during the night.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
He could never accustom himself to the trains.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
A new rural clergy is to be trained.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
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In poetry:

In a moment it will borrow,
Flashing in a gusty train,
Laughter and desire and sorrow
Anger and delight and pain.
"Passion" by Archibald Lampman
Eye unconscious of a tear,
When affliction's train appear:
Heart that never heaved a sigh
For another, come not nigh.
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
All that of loftiness had gnarled
In branching attitudes
High over-arched, that noble grove
Trained out of many moods;
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Who best can drink His cup of woe,
And triumph over pain,
Who patient bears His cross below--
He follows in His train.
"The Chosen Few" by Reginald Heber
Where'er the heavenly nymph is seen,
With lustre-beaming eye,
A train, attendant on their queen,
(Her rosy chorus) fly.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
No one came here but you, dear,
You with your magic train
Of brightness and laughter and lightness,
Here is my joy again!
"Three Songs" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Most of the dog training sites on the Web offer similar information on overcoming common behavior problems and training your pet.
When he jumped from a train bridge to avoid being hit by an oncoming train.
As training athletes, it's easy to train too hard, for too many days per week, or even months in a row.
Indian passenger train rams freight train.
Snoopy is trained to sniff out explosives and will be patrolling TriMet buses and trains with Officer Chad Stoner.
It's trains, it's old non-working trains, and a couple factories.
Here are three essential pieces of equipment that can assist with endurance training, resistance training, and flexibility - and it all fits in a shoebox .
Amtrak banned smoking on most trains in 1994 and on all trains in 2004.
I firmly believe that from day one of training, socialization should be a big component of that training.
"The Early Show" anchors spoke about a scary caught on tape incident of a woman who was dragged several feet by a train last month in Boston after her purse got stuck in the train doors.
Training, training and more training for the IT team.
With the train depot nearing completion at Crystal Beach Park, it appears the Kiwanis Train could be back up and running soon.
As a child, I grew up in awe of trains and personally built a couple train sets complete with towns and mountains.
The trainees have reported for duty and will start training at the Connecticut State Fire Training Academy by the end of this week.
Richard Bennett Last Train From Poor Valle Last Train From Poor Valley.
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In science:

The network is trained on the cycle until the training error is zero.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
At the end of the training stage, the network is made, and final weights and biases of the network are the ones which provide the best response for the training sample.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The MLP was trained with a first “training” data sample.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The information that the spike train carries about the stimulus, i.e., the mutual information between spike train and stimulus, is simply the difference of these two quantities.
The transmission sense of information
With the larger sample, light-curve fitters can be trained better and a proper prediction error can be calculated by excluding individual ob jects (or groups of ob jects) from the training sample one at a time.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
Though all parameters may be trained in principle, typically only linear weights ci of the RBF network are trained.
Feasibility of random basis function approximators for modeling and control
For example, we can see that the first prototype selected by the greedy algorithm, which was a “1,” covered 986 training images of 1’s and four training images that were not of 1’s.
Classification by Set Cover: The Prototype Vector Machine
From now on, the smaller training set will have a subscript of 1 and the larger training set will have a subscript of 2, for example, ringnorm 1 and ringnorm2 .
Randomized Algorithms for Large scale SVMs
This variance arises from the different values of training size m and from the fact that both the training and test sequences are random.
Random scattering of bits by prediction
In each experiment, UNN was run over the training set and a subset of the trained weak classifiers was retained as prototypes for classifying the test images.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
During the training phase of the regression method of the neural network the output variable, the reconstructed energy in GeV, was trained to match the target variable, the beam energy.
AHCAL Energy Resolution
In FNNCA the training process is stopped when the classification accuracy on the training set is 100% .
RGANN: An Efficient Algorithm to Extract Rules from ANNs
In these and other Web-scale applications, simpler models trained on more data can often beat more complex models trained on less data.
Computation in Large-Scale Scientific and Internet Data Applications is a Focus of MMDS 2010
This means that the whole training set is presented before performing an update, whereas the CLVQ algorithm uses each item of the training sequence at each update.
Convergence of distributed asynchronous learning vector quantization algorithms
However, if training images have a resolution much higher than test images, descriptors may become too different. • Training set size: Most methods can benefit from a larger and better annotated training set.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
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