train


train
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. retinue, suite, entourage, procession, cortège; order, sequence, sequel, succession; railroad cars. See vehicle. —v. t. instruct, discipline, drill; educate. See teaching, domestication, pendency, continuity, preparation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A sequence]
Syn. string, chain, succession; see series .
2. [A locomotive and attached cars]
Syn. transport train, passenger, train, freight train, local train, limited, diplomatic train, supply train, express train, excursion train, commuter train, troop train, boat train, mail train, rapide (French), subway, underground, elevated, electric*, diesel*, choo-choo*, gully-jumper*, rattler*, blind*; see also railroad .
v.
1. [To drill]
Syn. practice, exercise, discipline; see reach 2 .
2. [To educate]
Syn. instruct, tutor, enlighten; see teach 1 .
3. [To toughen oneself]
Syn. prepare, inure, grow strong, get into practice, reduce, make ready, fit out, equip, qualify, bring up to standard, whip into shape*, get a workout*.
Ant. weaken*, break training, be unfit.
4. [To direct growth]
Syn. rear, lead, discipline (oneself), mold, bend, implant, guide, shape, care for, encourage, infuse, imbue, order, bring up, nurture, nurse, prune, weed; see also raise 1 .
Ant. neglect*, ignore, disdain.
5. [To aim]
Syn. cock, level, draw a bead; see aim 2 .
See Synonym Study at teach .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. railroad transport *choochoo, steam train, locomotive, monorail, subway, el, maglev train, express. see railroad
2. procession caravan, line, cortege, retinue, following, cavalcade, parade, entourage, series, chain.
II
v.
1. prepare school, drill, educate, teach, coach, qualify, instruct, discipline, practice, condition, work out, get in shape.
2. aim draw a bead on, point, level, sight.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something that follows or is drawn along behind: tail, trail, wake2. See PRECEDE. 2. A group of attendants or followers: entourage, following, retinue, suite. See OVER. 3. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other: chain, consecution, course, order, procession, progression, round, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite. Informal: streak. See ORDER. II verb 1. To impart knowledge and skill to: coach, discipline, educate, instruct, school, teach, tutor. See TEACH. 2. To subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition: drill, exercise, practice, work out. See WORK. 3. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something: aim, cast, direct, head, level, point, set1, turn, zero in. Military: lay1. See SEEK. 4. To hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind: drag, draggle, trail. See HANG.

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