from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process or routine of one who trains.
  • noun The state of being trained.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Drill; practice in the manual of arms and in simple manœuvers, such as is provided for militia. Compare train-band, training-day.
  • noun Synonyms Nurture, Education, etc. (see instruction); drill, schooling, breeding, tuition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.
  • noun (Hort.) the operation of training fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall radiate from the stem like a fan.
  • noun (Hort.) the operation of training fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall spread out laterally in a horizontal direction.
  • noun See Normal school, under Normal, a.
  • noun [U. S.] a day on which a military company assembles for drill or parade.
  • noun a vessel on board of which boys are trained as sailors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of train.
  • noun action of the verb to train.
  • noun the activity of imparting and acquiring skills.
  • noun the result of good social upbringing.
  • noun computing the process by which two modems determine which protocol and speed to use; handshaking.
  • noun the recording of multiple samples of a user's voice to aid pattern recognition.

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

  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior


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