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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr.
   accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
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   1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being
      fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by
      to. "The organization of the body with accommodation to
      its functions." --Sir M. Hale.
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   2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
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   3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or
      convenience; anything furnished which is desired or
      needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations --
      that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.    --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement;
      reconciliation; settlement. "To come to terms of
      accommodation." --Macaulay.
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   5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of
      analogy, to something not originally referred to or
      intended.
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            Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were
            probably intended as nothing more than
            accommodations.                       --Paley.
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   6. (Com.)
      (a) A loan of money.
      (b) An accommodation bill or note.
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   Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange
      which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and
      delivers to another, not upon a consideration received,
      but for the purpose of raising money on credit.

   Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate
      speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.

   Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the
      side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from,
      or descending to, small boats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Train \Train\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trained; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Training.] [OF. trahiner, tra["i]ner,F. tra[^i]ner, LL.
   trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere to draw. See Trail.]
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   1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
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            In hollow cube
            Training his devilish enginery.       --Milton.
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   2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract
      by stratagem; to entice; to allure. [Obs.]
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            If but a dozen French
            Were there in arms, they would be as a call
            To train ten thousand English to their side. --Shak.
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            O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
                                                  --Shak.
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            This feast, I'll gage my life,
            Is but a plot to train you to your ruin. --Ford.
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   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.
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            Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most
            proper strength of a free nation.     --Milton.
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            The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
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   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.
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            He trained the young branches to the right hand or
            to the left.                          --Jeffrey.
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   6. (Mining) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to
      its head.
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   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.
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            Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
            he is old, he will not depart from it. --Prov. xxii.
                                                  6.
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            The first Christians were, by great hardships,
            trained up for glory.                 --Tillotson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Train \Train\, v. i.
   1. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a
      military company.
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   2. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any
      physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Train \Train\, n. [F. train, OF. tra["i]n, trahin; cf. (for some
   of the senses) F. traine. See Train, v.]
   1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice,
      or enticement; allurement. [Obs.] "Now to my charms, and
      to my wily trains." --Milton.
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   2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a
      trap for an animal; a snare. --Halliwell.
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            With cunning trains him to entrap un wares.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   3. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after,
      something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
      Specifically : 
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      (a) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
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      (b) (Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
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      (c) The tail of a bird. "The train steers their flights,
          and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship."
          --Ray.
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   4. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a
      suite.
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            The king's daughter with a lovely train. --Addison.
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            My train are men of choice and rarest parts. --Shak.
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   5. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
      "A train of happy sentiments." --I. Watts.
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            The train of ills our love would draw behind it.
                                                  --Addison.
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            Rivers now
            Stream and perpetual draw their humid train.
                                                  --Milton.
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            Other truths require a train of ideas placed in
            order.                                --Locke.
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   6. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in
      a train for settlement.
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            If things were once in this train, . . . our duty
            would take root in our nature.        --Swift.
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   7. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
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   8. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine,
      or the like.
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   9. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; --
      called also railroad train.
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   10. A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the
       transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
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   11. (Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
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   12. (Mil.) The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles
       which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and
       transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve
       materials of all kinds.
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   Roll train, or Train of rolls (Rolling Mill), a set of
      plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various
      forms by a series of consecutive operations.

   Train mile (Railroads), a unit employed in estimating
      running expenses, etc., being one of the total number of
      miles run by all the trains of a road, or system of roads,
      as within a given time, or for a given expenditure; --
      called also mile run.

   Train of artillery, any number of cannon, mortars, etc.,
      with the attendants and carriages which follow them into
      the field. --Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).

   Train of mechanism, a series of moving pieces, as wheels
      and pinions, each of which is follower to that which
      drives it, and driver to that which follows it.

   Train road, a slight railway for small cars, -- used for
      construction, or in mining.

   Train tackle (Naut.), a tackle for running guns in and out.
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   Syn: Cars.

   Usage: Train, Cars. At one time "train" meaning railroad
          train was also referred to in the U. S. by the phrase
          "the cars". In the 1913 dictionary the usage was
          described thus: "Train is the word universally used in
          England with reference to railroad traveling; as, I
          came in the morning train. In the United States, the
          phrase the cars has been extensively introduced in the
          room of train; as, the cars are late; I came in the
          cars. The English expression is obviously more
          appropriate, and is prevailing more and more among
          Americans, to the exclusion of the cars."
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