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Meaning of training by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -eɪnɪŋ



    1. Present participle of train .


    training ( countable and uncountable; plural: trainings )

    1. action of the verb to train .
    2. the activity of imparting and acquiring skills .
    3. the result of good social upbringing .
    4. ( computing ) the process by which two modems determine which protocol and speed to use; handshaking .
    5. ( voice recognition ) the recording of multiple samples of a user's voice to aid pattern recognition .

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Explanation of training by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. activity leading to skilled behavior

    2. the result of good upbringing ( especially knowledge of correct social behavior )

    Definition of training by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Train v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Training.] [OF. trahiner, traïner,F. traîner, LL. trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere to draw. See Trail.]

      1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.

      In hollow cube

      Training his devilish enginery. Milton.

      2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure. [Obs.]

      If but a dozen French

      Were there in arms, they would be as a call

      To train ten thousand English to their side. Shak.

      O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note. Shak.

      This feast, I'll gage my life,

      Is but a plot to train you to your ruin. Ford.

      3. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as, “to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms.”

      Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most proper strength of a free nation. Milton.

      The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train. Dryden.

      4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.

      5. ( Hort. ) To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, “to train young trees”.

      He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left. Jeffrey.

      6. ( Mining ) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.

      To train a gun ( Mil. & Naut. ), to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side. Totten. -- To train, or To train up, to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up.

      Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Prov. xxii. 6.

      The first Christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory. Tillotson.

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

      Fan training ( Hort. ), the operation of training fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall radiate from the stem like a fan. -- Horizontal training ( Hort. ), the operation of training fruit trees, grapevines, etc., so that the branches shall spread out laterally in a horizontal direction. -- Training college. See Normal school, under Normal, a. -- Training day, a day on which a military company assembles for drill or parade. [U. S.] -- Training ship, a vessel on board of which boys are trained as sailors.

      Syn. -- See Education.