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train

train

 
 
pronunciation:
treIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a group of railroad cars connected together that carry people or things from one place to another.
That train can carry fifty people at one time.
 
similar words:
rail, railroad, subway
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: trained, training, trains
definition: to teach skills or actions.
He trained his dog to catch a ball.
 
similar words:
coach, discipline, drill, instruct, qualify, teach
derivation: trainable (adj.)
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The word train comes from a Latin word that means "to pull or draw."
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