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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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. --Milton.
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
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.
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