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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.