Synonyms for (noun) train

gear, gearing, geartrain, power train, train

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

LESS SPECIFIC: wheelwork

train, railroad train

public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction

LESS SPECIFIC: public transport


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


a series of consequences wrought by an event

it led to a train of disasters

LESS SPECIFIC: consequence, aftermath

train, wagon train, caravan

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

LESS SPECIFIC: procession

train, string

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


Synonyms for (verb) train


exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

She is training for the Olympics

LESS SPECIFIC: work out, exercise

train, prepare

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

LESS SPECIFIC: take, study, read, learn

prepare, train, develop, educate

create by training and teaching

The old master is training world-class violinists; we develop the leaders for the future

LESS SPECIFIC: teach, learn, instruct

train, coach

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

LESS SPECIFIC: teach, learn, instruct

aim, direct, take, take aim, train

point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

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


trail, train

drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

The toddler was trailing his pants; She trained her long scarf behind her


train, rail

travel by rail or train

They railed from Rome to Venice; She trained to Hamburg


train, prepare, groom

educate 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


civilise, civilize, train, school, educate, cultivate

teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

Cultivate your musical taste; Train your tastebuds; She is well schooled in poetry

LESS SPECIFIC: polish, refine, fine-tune, down


cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

train the vine

LESS SPECIFIC: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

discipline, condition, train, check

develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

LESS SPECIFIC: make grow, develop