obviously more appropriate, and is prevailing more and more among Americans, to the exclusion of the
(Train"a*ble) a. Capable of being trained or educated; as, boys trainable to virtue. Richardson.
(Train"band`) n.; pl. Trainbands A band or company of an organized military force instituted
by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; afterwards applied to the London militia. [Eng.]
He felt that, without some better protection than that of the trainbands and Beefeaters, his palace and
person would hardly be secure.Macaulay.
A trainband captain eke was heCowper.
Of famous London town.
(Train"bear`er) n. One who holds up a train, as of a robe.
(Train"el) n. [OF.] A dragnet. [Obs.] Holland.
1. One who trains; an instructor; especially, one who trains or prepares men, horses, etc., for exercises
requiring physical agility and strength.
2. A militiaman when called out for exercise or discipline. [U. S.] Bartlett.
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
(Train"ing), n. The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.
Syn. See Education.
(Train" oil`) [D. or LG. traan train oil, blubber (cf. Dan. & Sw. tran, G. thran) + E. oil.] Oil
procured from the blubber or fat of whales, by boiling.
(Train"y) a. Belonging to train oil. [Obs.] Gay.
(Traipse) v. i. [Cf. G. trapsen, trappsen, trappen, to tread noisily, to walk stamping. See Trample,
Trape.] To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner. [Colloq.] Pope.
(Trais Trays), n. pl. Traces. [Obs.]
Four white bulls in the trays.Chaucer.
(Trait) n. [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See Trace, v., and cf. Tract a region, Trace a
1. A stroke; a touch.
By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the Iliad and Odyssey.Broome.
2. A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.
Formerly pronounced tra, as in French, and still so pronounced to some extent in England.