Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To pull or draw along after itself.
  • transitive v. Chemistry To carry (suspended particles, for example) along in a current.
  • intransitive v. To go aboard a train.
  • transitive v. To put aboard a train.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To get into or board a train.
  • v. To suspend small particles in the current of a fluid.
  • v. To encarriage, to conjoin, to link; as in a series of entities, elements, objects or processes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To go aboard a railway train.
  • transitive v. To draw along as a current does.
  • transitive v. To put aboard a railway train.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To draw on.
  • To carry along mechanically by the flow of another fluid at high velocity.
  • To put aboard a train.
  • To go aboard a train.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. board a train

Etymologies

French entrainer, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + trainer, to drag; see train.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And sarcasms, sallies, jests, that French thing which is called entrain, and that English thing which is called humor, good and bad taste, good and bad reasons, all the wild pyrotechnics of dialogue, mounting together and crossing from all points of the room, produced a sort of merry bombardment over their heads.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • His vivid rythms display a grace, {501} an "entrain" and a piquancy, which remind one of

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  • The effect is to "entrain" your brainwaves, meaning they begin to follow the beats.

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  • That's why that old saying, "physician heal thyself," is so important, even though most don't understand it: If the physician's energy is going to influence or, in scientific terms, "entrain" the patient's, the doctor's must be higher.

    Meryl Davids Landau: Energy Healed Me -- Over the Phone! A Scientist Explains How

  • It may entrain escaping oil deep underwater for several months, relieving the Florida, Alabama and Mississippi coasts and the upper water column where most marine life lies.

    How Far Will the Gulf Gusher Spread?

  • It is important for you to exercise at the same time each day to entrain your biological rhythms so that your cortisol production becomes regulated to synchronize your system.

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  • Routine exercise in natural daylight will help entrain your biorhythms.

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  • It can be hard for you to get going in the morning, but exercising at the same time every day will help to entrain your biological rhythms.

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  • You can use it as a supplement to help entrain your circadian rhythm with the natural cycles of light and dark where you live.

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  • Stephanie explained how Genevieve could use light to entrain her circadian rhythm, making it easier for her to fall asleep earlier, and suggested that she move her exercise outdoors.

    SO STRESSED

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