Definition of “trainer” - English Dictionary

“trainer” in British English

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trainernoun

uk /ˈtreɪ.nər/ us /ˈtreɪ.nɚ/

trainer noun (PERSON)

B1 [ C ] a person who teaches skills to people or animals and prepares them for a job, activity, or sport:

They showed pictures of the horse and its trainer (= the person who prepared it for its races).
A lot of wealthy people have their own personal trainer (= a person they employ to help them exercise).

More examples

  • Her new trainer has promised to make an olympic athlete of her.
  • She hired a trainer to create a personalized exercise schedule to get her into shape.
  • Her trainer is a triple Olympic champion.
  • The horse has had a new trainer for the last six months.
  • He works as a trainer for insurance company staff.

trainer noun (SHOE)

A2 [ C usually plural ] UK UK also training shoe, US sneaker a type of light, comfortable shoe that can be worn for sport

Examples

  • Trendy trainers and designer labels have become aspirational status symbols, especially among the young.
  • Please wear trainers in the gym, to avoid scuffing the floor.
  • He's got some wicked trainers.

(Definition of “trainer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“trainer” in American English

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trainernoun

us /ˈtreɪ·nər/

trainer noun (SHOE)

trainer noun (PERSON)

[ C ] a person who teaches skills to people or animals to prepare them for a job, activity, or sport:

They showed pictures of the winning horse and its trainer.

(Definition of “trainer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)