A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles propelled 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, rope or wire, gravity, pneumatics, batteries, and gas turbines. Train tracks usually consists of two, three or four rails, with a limited number of monorails and maglev guideways in the mix. The word 'train' comes from ...

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  1. Elongated portion.
    1. The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground.
      1. A trail or line something, especially gunpowder.
  1. An animal's trail or track.
  1. Connected sequence of people or things.
    1. A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers.
      1. A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession.
    2. A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure something.
      1. The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege.
    3. A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence.
    4. A series of electrical pulses.
    5. A series specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together.
    6. A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel.
      1. An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a woman or bottom, especially as a form of gang rape.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Treachery; deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. A trap for animals; a snare.
  4. A lure; a decoy.


  1. To practice an ability.
  2. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline.
  3. To improve one's fitness.
  4. To proceed in sequence.
  5. To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
  6. To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
  7. To trace (a lode or any mineral appearance) to its head.
  8. To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game).
  9. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  10. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.

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