Definition of training in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour.

    ‘in-service training for staff’
    • ‘Many traditional teachers in this study had no training in bilingual or ESL pedagogy.’
    • ‘We receive absolutely no training in the skills necessary for research.’
    • ‘I was working as a locum house officer during my vocational training in a local teaching hospital.’
    • ‘Most early childhood teachers have little or no training in early childhood special education.’
    • ‘It is time to include social and cultural training in the knowledge of the professional athlete as well.’
    • ‘We would do better to spend more on promoting education and training in those countries without taking the cream of the crop.’
    • ‘New staff receive limited training in listing procedure from the business manager and the other more experienced staff.’
    • ‘All airlines are required to give their staff some training in first aid.’
    • ‘I have years of education and training in telecom repair but I went for two job interviews today.’
    • ‘Figures released last week showed a drop in the number of 16 year olds in education and training in England.’
    • ‘He blamed the lack of vocational training in schools for the shortage of staff.’
    • ‘But after he started his training in a special school, she says he has improved a lot.’
    • ‘A couple of respondents felt the faculty needed additional training in order to do a good job.’
    • ‘You can have all the musical skill and training in the world, but it doesn't mean a lick if you don't love and feel what you are doing.’
    • ‘The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.’
    • ‘Hence, voice training is an important part of the syllabus for academic training in theatre.’
    • ‘All education and training in this field is identified with one of these four sub-fields.’
    • ‘Basic training in linguistics can go a long way to foster this realization.’
    • ‘Increased resources need to be devoted to education and training in health informatics.’
    • ‘The clinical educator provides education and training in a classroom setting.’
    instruction, teaching, coaching, tuition, tutoring, tutelage, schooling, education, pedagogy, andragogy, drilling, priming, preparation, grounding, guidance, indoctrination, inculcation
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    1. 1.1 The action of undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event.
      ‘you'll have to go into strict training’
      • ‘Just like an athlete, he will need a good diet and training to perform well - but he should pace himself.’
      • ‘Now, suppose you have the straightforward task of training for a single event.’
      • ‘I did very little training for field events, but could still throw a javelin or a shot further than most of the other girls who did it as their main event.’
      • ‘There comes a time when you have to switch off and concentrate solely on your training and preparation.’
      • ‘Jessica has not been undergoing any training for Sunday's event.’
      • ‘There are many safe ways to carry out physical or mental training, such as exercising in gyms or on campus.’
      • ‘He was also a champion of training, a racing diet and the use of vitamins.’
      • ‘A couple of divers are preparing to do some training exercises in the shallow water of the bay and the others will be diving the wreck of the Lucy later.’
      • ‘The two sisters are busy training and preparing for the qualifying competitions.’
      • ‘He said his training had prepared him well to be in combat, but he had no desire to return to battle after being wounded.’
      • ‘But the ancients would hold their own if they could be given the benefits of present-day training and diet.’
      • ‘Maintain your diet and reduce your training to ensure your muscles are prepared.’
      • ‘It's opened my eyes about planning ahead in terms of training, diet and rest, so that you peak for games.’
      • ‘They then go into a period of training and preparation before they go overseas.’
      • ‘Part of our training is exercising - stretching, and a lot of running to increase our fitness.’
      • ‘Weeks and weeks of dedicated training, preparing yourself to be in peak condition for the big night, had been for nothing.’
      • ‘It might be worth taking into account that my training for this event has involved two months of heavy drinking and two weeks of being quite poorly.’
      • ‘In Ireland we have many examples of athletes who have prospered on a diet of tough training.’
      • ‘Sligo's first woman to compete in a round world yacht race has finished the initial round of training for the event.’
      • ‘The team now go into intensive training to prepare for Tipperary in the first round of the Munster championship.’
      exercise, exercises, physical exercises, working out, bodybuilding
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  • in (or out of) training

    • 1Undergoing (or no longer undergoing) physical training for a sporting event.

      ‘they are in training for the big game’
      • ‘The lads are working hard in training and they've all come back pretty fit.’
      • ‘She has been in training specifically for this event the past several months.’
      • ‘We have regular meets, discuss tactics and are often to be found in training for the Big Event.’
      • ‘All athletes should be back in training as soon as possible in preparation far this event.’
      • ‘The squad has been in training for a long time and they have much understanding and togetherness.’
      • ‘So do all the training, get all that fine tuning done in training for those big events.’
      • ‘You can always do more but I always give 110 per cent every day in training and in the game.’
      • ‘He has been in training for the event for months and all his colleagues are willing him on to his highest position yet.’
      • ‘The City striker dropped out of training yesterday morning, complaining of feeling unwell and is a doubt for tonight's big home clash against Leicester.’
      • ‘He is back in training after undergoing rehabilitation work for a knee injury.’
      1. 1.1Physically fit (or unfit) as a result of the amount of training one has undertaken.
        ‘he is out of training after a knee operation’
        ‘we're completely out of training’