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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Train v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trained p. pr. & vb. n. Training.]
 1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
 In hollow cube
 Training his devilish enginery.   --Milton.
 2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure. [Obs.]
 If but a dozen French
 Were there in arms, they would be as a call
 To train ten thousand English to their side.   --Shak.
    O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.   --Shak.
 This feast, I'll gage my life,
 Is but a plot to train you to your ruin.   --Ford.
 3. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms.
    Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most proper strength of a free nation.   --Milton.
    The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train.   --Dryden.
 4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
 5. Hort. To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, to train young trees.
    He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left.   --Jeffrey.
 6. Mining To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
 To train a gun Mil. & Naut., to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side. --Totten.
 To train, or To 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.   --Prov. xxii. 6.
    The first Christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory.   --Tillotson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: shaped or conditioned or disciplined by training; often used
             as a combining form; "a trained mind"; "trained
             pigeons"; "well-trained servants" [ant: untrained]
      2: having acquired necessary skills by e.g. undergoing a course
         of study; "a trained nurse"; "a trained voice"; "trained
         manpower"; "psychologically trained workers"