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train

noun [C]  /treɪn/ us  

train noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a railroad engine and the connected, wheeled containers it pulls along the tracks in carrying goods or people: a freight/passenger train a commuter train

train noun [C] (SERIES)

a line of animals, people, or things moving along together, or a series of connected thoughts or events: a mule/wagon train Now I’ve lost my train of thought and forgot what I was going to say.

train noun [C] (PART OF DRESS)

the part of a long dress that spreads out onto the floor behind

train

verb [I/T]  /treɪn/ us  

train verb [I/T] (PREPARE)

to prepare someone or be prepared for a job, activity, or sport by learning skills or by mental or physical exercise: [I] She trained as a pilot. [T] He trains teachers to use new technology. [I] She trained hard for the race, sometimes running as much as 60 miles a week.
Translations of “train”
in Korean 기차…
in Arabic قِطار…
in French train, traîne, suite…
in Turkish tren…
in Italian treno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 車輛, 火車,列車…
in Russian поезд…
in Polish pociąg…
in Spanish tren, cola, serie…
in Portuguese trem…
in German der Zug, die Schleppe, die Reihe…
in Catalan tren…
in Japanese 電車, 貨物列車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 车辆, 火车,列车…
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