TRAIN, verb transitive [Latin traho, to draw?]
1. To draw along.
In hollow cube he train'd
His devilish enginery.
2. Top draw; to entice; to allure.
If but twelve French
Were there in arms, they would be as a call
To train ten thousand English to their side.
3. To draw by artifice or stratagem.
O train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
4. To draw from act to act by persuasion or promise.
We did train him on.
5. To exercise; to discipline; to teach and form by practice; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms and to tactics. Abram armed his trained servants. Genesis 14:14.
The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train
6. To break, tame and accustom to draw; as oxen.
7. In gardening, to lead or direct and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape by growth, lopping or pruning; as, to train young trees.
8. In mining, to trace a lode or any mineral appearance to its head.
To train or 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. Proverbs 22:6.
The first christians were, by great hardships, trained
up for glory.
TRAIN, noun Artifice; stratagem of enticement.
Now to my charms,
And to my wily trains.
1. Something drawn along behind, the end of a gown, etc.; as the train of a gown or robe.
2. The tail of a fowl.
The train steers their flight, and turns their bodies,
like the rudder of a ship.
3. A retinue; a number of followers or attendants.
My train are men of choice and rarest parts.
The king; s daughter with a lovely train
4. A series; a consecution or succession of connected things.
Rivers now stream and draw their humid train
Other truths require a train of ideas placed in order.
--The train of ills our love would draw behind it.
5. Process; regular method; course. Things are now in a train for settlement.
If things were once in this train--our duty would take root in our nature.
6. A company in order; a procession.
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night.
7. The number of beats which a watch makes in any certain time.
8. A line of gunpowder, laid to lead fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution.
TRAIN of artillery, any number of cannon and mortars accompanying an army.