• Log Train, Humboldt County, California
    Log Train, Humboldt County, California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n training activity leading to skilled behavior
    • n training the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) "a woman of breeding and refinement"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A 26th Division Wagon Train A 26th Division Wagon Train
The American Trained Nurse The American Trained Nurse
Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168 Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168
Asleep on the Train Asleep on the Train
Scre propeller and drive train Scre propeller and drive train

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
    • n Training The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure
    • n training Practical education in some profession, art, handicraft, or the like; instruction coupled with practice in the use of one's powers: as, manual training; a sound business training.
    • n training The act or process of developing the physical strength and powers of endurance, or of rendering the system capable of performing some notable feat; also, the condition of being so prepared and capable.
    • n training In gardening, the art or operation of forming young trees to a wall or espalier, or of causing them to grow in a desired shape.
    • n training Drill; practice in the manual of arms and in simple manœuvers, such as is provided for militia. Compare train-band, training-day.
    • n training Synonyms Nurture, Education, etc. (see instruction); drill, schooling, breeding, tuition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.
    • Training practical education in any profession, art, or handicraft: the method adopted by athletes for developing their physical strength, endurance, or dexterity, or to qualify them for victory in competitive trials of skill, races, matches, &c.—including both bodily exercise and regulated dieting
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  • Charles Merrill
    Charles Merrill
    “Get the best people and train them well.”
  • Seneca
    “Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.”
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
    “Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”
  • Christopher Morley
    “Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.”
  • Plato
    “The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.”
  • Martin Rutte
    Martin Rutte
    “You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.”


Gravy train - If someone is on the gravy train, they have found and easy way to make lots of money.
Train of thought - A train of thought is a sequence of thoughts, especially when you are talking to someone and you forget what you were going to say.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. train, trainer, through Low L. forms from L. trahĕre, to draw.


In literature:

The train of thought was interrupted by voices in the street, and the doctor drew the curtain of the window aside and looked out.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Maybe the two trains were racing and our train got ahead in spite of the washout.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
At the station there was a considerable delay, awaiting the arrival of the train from Newtown.
"The Story of the Cambrian" by C. P. Gasquoine
The train must have been late.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
And as the whistle of the locomotive sounded louder, Bunny and Sue knew a train was coming!
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
The Louisville and Nashville trains were leaving the city for the West on time, but arriving trains were much delayed.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
What I need is training.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
All the other units in the Division having more or less similarly settled this vital question, training was started in earnest.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
You know, all of you went off by the 2 train, and I had to wait till the 3:15.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
As Kinesasis had brought back with him twelve dogs, they were thus able to rig out three trains for the trip.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young

In poetry:

The flowers that I have trained will bloom,
But at another's side;
And he I love will seek perchance,
A gentler, fairer bride.
"The Highland Girl's Lament" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Far o'er the glowing western main
His wistful brow was upward raised,
Where, like an angel's train,
The burnished water blazed.
"Monday In Easter Week" by John Keble
Spirit of rain--
With all thy mountain mists that wander lonely
As a gray train
Of souls newly discarnate seeking new life only!
"Spirit Of Rain" by Cale Young Rice
And, Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign,
As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,
And we are less than they.
"A Hymn For Family Worship" by Henry Kirke White
Go, grandly borne, with such a train
As greatest kings might die to gain:
The Just, the Wise, the Brave
Attend thee to the grave!
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Go, grandly borne, with such a train
As greatest kings might die to gain;
The Just, the Wise, the Brave
Attend thee to the grave!
"The Funeral Car Of Lincoln" by Richard Henry Stoddard

In news:

The train to Madison may be dead, but the train to Chicago is as alive as ever.
The training constists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.
The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
G-Train Pumped Dry But Repairs Remain, L-Line Still All Wet, A-Train Returns to Inwood .
The University of Tennessee football team will spend a week of fall training camp away from campus, as the Vols will train at Milligan College in Johnson City from Aug 9 to15.
You train, and train, and train.
Number of Training Airplanes and Types: 34 training aircraft—5 C152s, 22 C172s, 2 C172RGs, 5 Piper Seminoles, AST Hawk FTD, 737 AATD (used for our Airline Crew Orientation Program).
Enjoy a convention center full (16,000 square feet) of trains, trains and more trains.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon jokes with his players during a training session at the Lennoxtown Training Complex, Glasgow.
Sailor Benjamin Hochanadel graduated Oct 5, 2012 from basic training at the United States Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
LOVES PARK — Austin Moore completed US Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes.
VRE train hits pedestrian, delays commuter train.
Technical rescue training takes time above and beyond the normal training requirements, but firefighters often will attempt a rescue even if it is beyond their capabilities.
Watch this exclusive training footage with New York Jets fullback John "The Terminator" Conner , shot at Ignition Training in Mason Ohio.
At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, they train for such a tragedy.

In science:

One problem with the training methods given in section 2.3 is the restriction of training data to nouns in N .
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
Since no manually tagged training data is available for our corpus, the tagger’s default rules were used (these rules were produced by Brill by training on the Brown corpus).
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
T , yV |φ, L) PxT ∈L(w) p(w, xT , yV |φ, L) 3 In our experiments below, we initialize γ (z ) to 0 because we have sufficient training data T ) is initialized to 0.1 because our prototype dictionary is at least for the transducer. γ (w , x as large as our training corpus.
Learning string edit distance
Experiment E3 uses the training corpus only to construct the pronouncing lexicon, while experiment E4 uses the entire corpus – both training and testing portions – to construct the pronouncing lexicon.
Learning string edit distance
Our training paradigm simultaneously optimizes the parameters of all three models on the training corpus.
Learning string edit distance