Crossword clues for train
- The Flying Scotsman, e.g.
- Work out
- Practice, practice, practice
- Wedding dress feature
- ___ of thought
- Vehicle for thought?
- Prepare for a bout
- Give instruction to
- Transportation for Theroux
- Wedding-gown feature
- The Orient Express was one
- The late Orient Express
- Bride's pride
- Wedding-gown aisle-sweeper
- Get into condition
- Do roadwork
- Jog, spar, etc.
- Prepare for competition
- Get in shape
- Wedding trailer
- Traffic stopper, sometimes
- Wabash Cannonball, e.g.
- Alternative to avoid the headaches of 17-, 26-, 44- and 58-Across
- Track runner
- Amtrak service
- Example of 34-Down and 108-Across
- A series of consequences wrought by an event
- Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor
- A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
- A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
- Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
- Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
- Peacock's pride
- Orient Express, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. ``The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions.''
--Sir M. Hale.
Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.
--Sir W. Scott.
An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. ``To come to terms of accommodation.''
The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.
A loan of money.
An accommodation bill or note.
Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit.
Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.
Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "a drawing out, delay;" late 14c., "trailing part of a skirt, gown, or cloak;" also "retinue, procession," from Old French train "tracks, path, trail (of a rome or gown); act of dragging," from trainer "to pull, drag, draw," from Vulgar Latin *traginare, extended from *tragere "to pull," back-formation from tractus, past participle of Latin trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).,\n
\nGeneral sense of "series, progression, succession, continuous course" is from late 15c. Train of thought first attested 1650s. The railroad sense "locomotive and the cars coupled to it" is recorded from 1820 (publication year, dated 1816), from notion of a "train" of wagons or carriages pulled by a mechanical engine.
"to discipline, teach, bring to a desired state by means of instruction," 1540s, probably from earlier sense of "draw out and manipulate in order to bring to a desired form" (late 14c.), specifically of the growth of branches, vines, etc. from mid-15c.; from train (n.). Sense of "point or aim" (a firearm, etc.) is from 184
Sense of "fit oneself for a performance by a regimen or exercise" is from 183
The meaning "to travel by railway" is recorded from 1856. Related: Trained; training.
Etymology 1 n. 1 Elongated portion. 2 # The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground. (from 14th c.) 3 # A trail or line (term: of) something, especially gunpowder. (from 15th c.) 4 # (context now rare English) An animal's trail or track. (from 16th c.) 5 Connected sequence of people or things. 6 # A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers. (from 14th c.) 7 # A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession. (from 15th c.) 8 # A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure (term: of) something. (from 15th c.) 9 # (context military English) The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege. (from 16th c.) 10 # A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence. (from 18th c.) 11 # A series of electrical pulses. (from 19th c.) 12 # A series (term: of) specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together. (from 19th c.) 13 # A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel. (from 19th c.) vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To practice an ability. 2 (context transitive English) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context obsolete English) treachery; deceit. (14th-19th c.) 2 (context obsolete English) A trick or stratagem. (14th-19th c.) 3 (context obsolete English) A trap for animals; a snare. (14th-18th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) A lure; a decoy. (15th-18th c.)
n. public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction" [syn: railroad train]
a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought" [syn: string]
a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety" [syn: caravan, wagon train]
a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"
wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain" [syn: gearing, gears, geartrain, power train]
undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid" [syn: prepare]
prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior" [syn: prepare, groom]
aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent" [syn: aim, take, take aim, direct]
teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew" [syn: coach]
exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg" [syn: rail]
drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her" [syn: trail]
A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track to transport freight or passengers.
Train(s) may also refer to:
Train is the 1998 self-titled debut album from the band Train. The album was self-produced for $25,000 and three singles from the album were released. The first single released, "Free", was largely a hit on rock stations. The second, "Meet Virginia", peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the third single from the album was "I Am". The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Train is a 2008 horror film directed and written by Gideon Raff; the film stars Thora Birch and Gideon Emery.
"Train" is the second rock single from 3 Doors Down's, self titled fourth studio album. The song was released as a rock radio only promo on May 19, 2008, and was one of the most added tracks. No music video was made for the track, since it was a radio-only single. The demo version appears on the deluxe edition of the band's 2011 album " Time of My Life".
Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (lead guitar), Jerry Becker (rhythm guitar and piano), Hector Maldonado (bass), Drew Shoals (drums), Nikita Houston (backing vocals) and Sakai Smith (backing vocals).
With a lineup that included original members Monahan, Stafford, Scott Underwood, Rob Hotchkiss and Charlie Colin, the band achieved mainstream success with their debut album Train, which was released in 1998 with the hit " Meet Virginia". Train's 2001 album, Drops of Jupiter contained the lead single " Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", which won two Grammy Awards in 2002. The album was certified double platinum in the United States and Canada and remains the band's best-selling album to date.
Train's third studio album, My Private Nation, released in 2003, was certified platinum in the United States with the hit " Calling All Angels". Following the departures of Hotchkiss and Colin, the band released their fourth album, For Me, It's You in 2006, with Brandon Bush (keyboards) and Johnny Colt (bass). Despite a generally positive reception from critics, the album was commercially unsuccessful. Because of this, Train went on a three-year hiatus.
In late 2009, Train released the album Save Me, San Francisco, from which the album's three singles—-the RIAA 6x Platinum-certified international hit " Hey, Soul Sister", " If It's Love" and " Marry Me"—-reached high positions on the Billboard Hot 100 at numbers 3, 34, and 34, respectively. The album itself has been certified gold by both the RIAA and ARIA and has sold 954,000 units. Since 2008, Jerry Becker (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) and Hector Maldonado (bass, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) have been touring and recording with the group around the world. In May 2012, Nikita Houston (backing vocals, percussion) and Sakai Smith (backing vocals, percussion) joined Train. Following Scott Underwood's departure in summer 2014, Drew Shoals is now the drummer for the band.
In April 2012, Train released their sixth studio album titled California 37. The first single from the album entitled " Drive By" reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a Top 10 hit in the UK, their first Top 20 single since 2009. Train have sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide.
A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers. Motive power is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in self-propelled multiple units. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common modern forms are diesel and electric locomotives, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. Other energy sources include horses, engine or water-driven rope or wire winch, gravity, pneumatics, batteries, and gas turbines. Train tracks usually consist of two running rails, sometimes supplemented by additional rails such as electric conducting rails and rack rails, with a limited number of monorails and maglev guideways in the mix. The word 'train' comes from the Old Frenchtrahiner, from the Latintrahere 'pull, draw'.
There are various types of trains that are designed for particular purposes. A train may consist of a combination of one or more locomotives and attached railroad cars, or a self-propelled multiple unit (or occasionally a single or articulated powered coach, called a railcar). The first trains were rope-hauled, gravity powered or pulled by horses. From the early 19th century almost all were powered by steam locomotives. From the 1910s onwards the steam locomotives began to be replaced by less labor-intensive and cleaner (but more complex and expensive) diesel locomotives and electric locomotives, while at about the same time self-propelled multiple unit vehicles of either power system became much more common in passenger service.
A passenger train is one which includes passenger-carrying vehicles which can often be very long and fast. One notable and growing long-distance train category is high-speed rail. In order to achieve much faster operation over , innovative Maglev technology has been researched for years. In most countries, such as the United Kingdom, the distinction between a tramway and a railway is precise and defined in law. The term light rail is sometimes used for a modern tram system, but it may also mean an intermediate form between a tram and a train, similar to a heavy rail rapid transit system except that it may have level crossings.
A freight train (also known as a goods train) uses freight cars (also known as wagons or trucks) to transport goods or materials ( cargo). Freight and passengers may be carried in the same train in a mixed consist.
Rail cars and machinery used for maintenance and repair of tracks, etc., are termed maintenance of way equipment; these may be assembled into maintenance of way trains. Similarly, dedicated trains may be used to provide support services to stations along a train line, such as garbage or revenue collection.
It is called a train because the cars follow one another around the track, the same reason as for a railroad train. Individual cars vary in design and can carry from one to eight or more passengers each.
Many roller coasters operate more than one train, sometimes several, simultaneously. Typically they operate two trains at a time, with one train loading and unloading while the other train runs the course. On the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World, there are five trains, but only four operate at a time (the trains are rotated out on a regular basis for safety reasons).
"Train" is an electronic dance song written by British group Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). The song was produced by Goldfrapp and received a very positive reception from music critics. It was released as the lead single in the second quarter of 2003 and reached the top thirty in the United Kingdom, where it became Goldfrapp's first top thirty single. The original title of the song was "Wolf Lady", which makes reference to the lyrics in the second verse of the song. The lyrics of "Train" are based on Alison Goldfrapp's observations while in Los Angeles, California. She stated that the song describes wealth, drugs, and sex with "a sort of disgust of it and at the same time a sort of need to indulge in these things."
In clothing, a train describes the long back portion of a skirt, overskirt, or dress that trails behind the wearer. It is a common part of a woman's court dress, formal evening gowns or wedding dress.
In the Roman Catholic Church the cappa magna (literally, "great cape"), a form of mantle, is a voluminous ecclesiastical vestment with a long train. Cardinals, bishops, and certain other honorary prelates are entitled to wear the cappa magna.
In military contexts, a train is the logistical transport elements accompanying a military force. Often called a supply train or baggage train, it has the job of providing materiel for their associated combat forces when in the field. For sieges, the additional siege engines or artillery, ammunition, and its required transport was called a siege train. These military terms predate, and do not imply a railway train, though railways are often employed for modern logistics, and can include armored trains.
Historically for land forces, this usually referred to forces employing wagons, horses, mules, oxen, camels, or even elephants. These can still be useful where difficult weather or topography limit use of railways, trucks, sealift, or airlift.
The United States Department of DefenseDictionary of Military and Associated Terms defined the term "train" as:
Train is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Charles J. Train (1845–1906), American admiral
- Charles R. Train (1817–1885), American politician
- Charles William Train (1890–1965), British soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- George Francis Train (1829–1904), American businessman, author and eccentric
- Jack Train (1902–1966), British radio and film actor
- John Train (investment advisor) (born 1928), American investment advisor and author
- John Train (politician) (1873–1942), Unionist Party (Scotland) MP for Glasgow Cathcart
- John Butler Train, alter ego of American musician Phil Ochs
Usage examples of "train".
The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.
Appropriate training for people who have trusted access to such information should be designed around the answers to these questions.
Ethernet jacks installed in conference rooms, the cafeteria, training centers, or other areas accessible to visitors shall be filtered to prevent unauthorized access by visitors to the corporate computer systems.
He saw Darryl Adin and his gang training the Gellesenians in guerrilla warfare, hoping to make the price of taking the planet too high in Konor lives.
The train steamed into the advancing Boer army, was fired upon, tried to escape, found the rails blocked behind it, and upset.
A virtue is none the less to be desired for its own sake, because it has some adventitious profit connected with it: indeed, in most cases the noblest virtues are accompanied by many extraneous advantages, but it is the virtues that lead the way, and these merely follow in their train.
Notably so, when in a neck-to-neck dash with an express train, the aeroplane won out in a race to file the location papers of the mine at Monument Rocks.
Special Forces units trained in Aggressor tactics playing the role of the adversary.
The spoor was but a couple of days old when the two discovered it, which meant that the slow-moving caravan was but a few hours distant from them whose trained and agile muscles could carry their bodies swiftly through the branches above the tangled undergrowth which had impeded the progress of the laden carriers of the white men.
Marine Corps combat instructor, Akers was trained as a Navy SEAL, and Swigart was a former Navy A-36 fighter pilot.
The thing is, I never learned anything about alcoholism in school or residency training.
The train is set in motion on December 19, when the world weather engine is traditionally in almanac respite.
It was resting in the sidecar attached to a Russian-made Ural motorcyclejust like the one Amad had trained on in Yemen.
Lulled by the sound of distant trains passing in the night, immersed in a familiar ambience, I slept as well as I had in years.
The training offered by the priests of Amel is to look beyond the illusion of opposites fostered by the grid and to master the instinctual responses those opposites provoke.