[ noun ] (transportation) public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
"express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
He took a midnight train out of Cleveland Saturday , without an official word to anybody , and has stayed away from newsmen on his train trip across_the_nation to Reno , Nev. , where his wife , former Olympic Diving Champion Zoe_Ann_Olsen , awaited .
He took a midnight train out of Cleveland Saturday , without an official word to anybody , and has stayed away from newsmen on his train trip across_the_nation to Reno , Nev. , where his wife , former Olympic Diving Champion Zoe_Ann_Olsen , awaited .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
a train rushes straight at the audience , or a great wave threatens to break over the seats .
The `` moving '' picture of the train or the wave coming at the audience is , to_be_sure , more intense than a still picture of the same subject , but the difference is really one of degree ; the cinematic element of time is merely used to increase the realism of an object which would still be reasonably realistic in a still photo .
A band of robbers enters a railroad_station , overpowers and ties_up the telegraph_operator , holds_up the train and escapes .
[ verb ] (education) create by training and teaching
"The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
The Russians are all trained as dancers before they start to study gymnastics .
( An enterprising teacher or parent could start training a healthy child at the age of seven days .
Well stretched , trained in posture and coordinated movement , and wedded to rhythm , they presented the audiences in Rome with one of the most beautiful sights ever seen at any Olympic contest .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
For_one_thing , although considerable numbers of men have been trained , bureaucracies are still deficient in many respects ; even the famed Indian_Civil_Service is not fully adequate_to the tremendous range of tasks it has undertaken .
Technical assistance in training middle - and upper-level management_personnel is still needed in many cases .
[ verb ] (education) 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"
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
On the one side we have the university professors and their students , trained in Teutonic methods of research , who have sought_out , collected and studied the true products of the oral traditions of the ethnic , regional and occupational groups that make_up this nation .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I am certainly not adequately trained to describe or enlarge on human fears , but there are certain features of the fears dispelled by scientific explanations that stand_out quite clearly .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Because of his brain injury and the extreme damage suffered to his sight , the patient had to train himself for a new line_of_work , that of a portfolio maker , an occupation requiring a great_deal of precision in the making of measurements and a fairly well developed sense of form and contour .
[ verb ] (education) 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"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
The girls , very fetching in their uniforms , are shown firing rockets from a launcher mounted on a dump_truck ; they are also trained with carbines , automatic weapons , pistols , rifles and other such ladies ' accessories .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
He had gone_into the Japanese navy , had been trained as an officer , had participated in one or two battles - he never went into detail regarding his military experience - and at the age of twenty-five , quite as a bolt out_of_the_blue , he had walked into the mission as if he belonged here and had become a Christian .
[ verb ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control
"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
But the Russians use gymnastics as the first_step in training for all other sports because it provides training in every basic quality except one , endurance .
[ verb ] (sport,education) 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"
Used in print(The Oregonian, [Portland],...)
But he emphasized that the agency must train people within its own employ to fulfill what Field handles , and he said he personally `` regrets very_much that the agency has not done this in_the_past '' .
[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
First , the student trains on his hapless parents the heavy artillery of his newly acquired psychological and sociological insights .
[ verb ] (education) train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment
"Cultivate your musical taste" "Train your tastebuds" "She is well schooled in poetry"
Used in print(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)
Some schools were technical - the Belgians needed carpenters and mechanics to help exploit the land , and trained many .
[ verb ] exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition
"She is training for the Olympics"
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Therefore it 's a genuine pleasure to tell you about an entirely happy bodybuilder who has never had to train in_secret ; has never heard one unkind word from his parents ; and never has been taunted by his schoolmates !
[ noun ] a series of consequences wrought by an event
"it led to a train of disasters"
[ noun ] (physics) 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"