how to pronounce train


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train is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of train in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they license our content we train them …”

meanings of train


  1. Connected sequence of people or things.
  2. A long, heavy sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
  3. State of progress, status, situation (in phrases introduced by in a + adjective).
  4. A software release schedule.
  5. Elongated portion.
  6. A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession.
  7. A series of specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together.
  8. The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground.
  9. An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a person, especially as a form of gang rape.
  10. A lure; a decoy.
  11. A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence.
  12. Treachery; deceit.
  13. The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege.
  14. A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel.
  15. A trick or stratagem.
  16. A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers.
  17. A trap for animals; a snare.
  18. The tail of a bird.
  19. A trail or line of something, especially gunpowder.
  20. A series of electrical pulses.
  21. An animal's trail or track.
  22. A transient trail of glowing ions behind a large meteor as it falls through the atmosphere.
  23. A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure of something.


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


  1. A surname​.

train frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word train occurs in english on average 77.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics train can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that train can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to train


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