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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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