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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel treyn]
    • /wɛl treɪn/
    • /wel treɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel treyn]
    • /wɛl treɪn/

Definitions of well-trained word

  • noun well-trained Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock. 1
  • noun well-trained a line or procession of persons, vehicles, animals, etc., traveling together. 1
  • noun well-trained Military. an aggregation of vehicles, animals, and personnel accompanying an army to carry supplies, baggage, ammunition, etc. 1
  • noun well-trained a series or row of objects or parts. 1
  • noun well-trained Machinery. a connected set of three or more rotating elements, usually gears, through which force is transmitted, or motion or torque changed. 1
  • noun well-trained order, especially proper order: Matters were in good train. 1

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Origin of well-trained

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; (v.) late Middle English traynyn to pull or drag in the rear < Middle French trainer, Old French tra(h)iner < Vulgar Latin *tragīnāre, derivative of *tragīna something dragged or drawn (compare Medieval Latin tragīna carriage), derivative of *tragere to pull, for Latin trahere; (noun) Middle English train, traine < Old French tra(h)in (masculine) series of people, animals, or things, tra(h)ine (feminine) something dragged behind, both derivative of tra(h)iner

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Parts of speech for Well-trained


well-trained popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-trained

adj well-trained

  • in one's pocket — a shaped piece of fabric attached inside or outside a garment and forming a pouch used especially for carrying small articles.
  • in pocket — a shaped piece of fabric attached inside or outside a garment and forming a pouch used especially for carrying small articles.
  • law-abiding — obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.

adjective well-trained

  • honoring — honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
  • honouring — to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.
  • obedient — obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.

Antonyms for well-trained

adjective well-trained

  • misbehaving — to behave badly or improperly: The children misbehaved during our visit.
  • mutinous — disposed to, engaged in, or involving revolt against authority.

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