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 for training
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.]
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     1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
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              In hollow cube
              Training his devilish enginery.       --Milton.
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     2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract
        by stratagem; to entice; to allure. [Obs.]
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              If but a dozen French
              Were there in arms, they would be as a call
              To train ten thousand English to their side. --Shak.
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              O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
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              This feast, I'll gage my life,
              Is but a plot to train you to your ruin. --Ford.
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     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.
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              Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most
              proper strength of a free nation.     --Milton.
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              The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train.
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     4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
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     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.
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              He trained the young branches to the right hand or
              to the left.                          --Jeffrey.
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     6. (Mining) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to
        its head.
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     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.
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              Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
              he is old, he will not depart from it. --Prov. xxii.
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              The first Christians were, by great hardships,
              trained up for glory.                 --Tillotson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Training \Train"ing\, n.
     The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising,
     disciplining, etc.; education.
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     Fan training (Hort.), the operation of training fruit
        trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall
        radiate from the stem like a fan.
     Horizontal training (Hort.), the operation of training
        fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall
        spread out laterally in a horizontal direction.
     Training college. See Normal school, under Normal, a.
     Training day, a day on which a military company assembles
        for drill or parade. [U. S.]
     Training ship, a vessel on board of which boys are trained
        as sailors.
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     Syn: See Education.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: activity leading to skilled behavior [syn: training,
           preparation, grooming]
      2: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of
         correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and
         refinement" [syn: education, training, breeding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "training":
     acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, adaption,
     adjustment, apprenticeship, arrangement, basic training, breaking,
     breaking-in, breeding, briefing, case hardening,
     clearing the decks, conditioning, cultivation, development,
     discipline, domestication, drill, drilling, equipment, exercise,
     familiarization, fetching-up, fixing, fostering, foundation,
     grooming, groundwork, habituation, hardening, housebreaking,
     improvement, in-service training, instruction, inurement,
     makeready, making ready, manual training, manufacture,
     military training, mobilization, naturalization, nurture,
     nurturing, on-the-job training, orientation, planning, practice,
     prearrangement, preliminaries, preliminary, preliminary act,
     preliminary step, prep, preparation, preparatory study, preparing,
     prepping, prerequisite, pretreatment, processing, propaedeutic,
     provision, raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal, schooling,
     seasoning, sloyd, spadework, taming, teaching, treatment, trial,
     tryout, tuition, tutelage, upbringing, vocational education,
     vocational training, warm-up

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