Definition of trainer in English:



  • 1A person who trains people or animals.

    • ‘I apologize to my fellow jockeys, the owners, and the trainers.’
    • ‘There will be a panel discussion by women jockeys, trainers, and owners.’
    • ‘Action should be taken now to ensure that grooms as well as owners, trainers and racecourses share in the future of the sport.’
    • ‘So I'd scope out the competition to see what you're up against first; maybe research animal handlers, pet trainers etc?’
    • ‘The conditions book will allow owners and trainers to search for races nationally based on a horse's age and sex and race conditions.’
    • ‘He's the outstanding racehorse trainer, the trainer of flat race horses I suppose in the world.’
    • ‘Race trainers, like public schoolboys, love to paste their walls with pictures of long-gone triumphs.’
    • ‘We have already had the location of our proposed new racecourse visited by a number of leading racehorse trainers and jockeys and the feedback has been unanimously positive.’
    • ‘He is working with a fitness trainer in New Orleans this summer.’
    • ‘We expect that the revised structure, which increases our own race planning options and choices for owners and trainers, will be well received.’
    • ‘This is not a new situation for Texas's owners, trainers, breeders, and racetrack operators.’
    • ‘The committee included jockeys, owners, trainers, racing association members, and racing officials.’
    • ‘She's one of those rare young people who touched counselors, teachers, coaches and trainers alike.’
    • ‘When Mark came in, he employed 5 fitness trainers and a full time doctor.’
    • ‘Participants ranged from physical education and fitness instructors to personal trainers and professors from all over the country.’
    • ‘The issues involve the players and owners, not the trainers, equipment managers, broadcasters or public relations directors.’
    • ‘Most trainers and owners have praised track executives for keeping them aware of developments and working to make the current meet.’
    • ‘It is his understanding of a horse and its needs - his total and undeviating attention to that subject - that has made him one of the finest racehorse trainers in history.’
    • ‘Apart from students and teachers, other participants in the programme were principals and school physical education trainers.’
    • ‘The task of teacher trainers - the school of education - was to make the work of the teacher so carefully scripted that anyone could do it.’
    instructor, coach, teacher, mentor, adviser, counsellor, guide, guru, manager, handler, tutor, educator
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1informal An aircraft or simulator used to train pilots.
      • ‘After the war, a number of Pups came to Australia and flew until at least 1925, mainly as trainer fighter aircraft.’
      • ‘Let's stretch the bounds of reason and say you want to take your trip in a fighter or attack aircraft, a helicopter or a trainer.’
      • ‘The basic types of model aircraft are trainers for beginners, sportsfliers for those at the next stage and scale models for the more experience pilot.’
      • ‘After test work was completed, the aircraft were used as military trainers.’
      • ‘Stable and easy to fly, it served as a trainer for the nation's first generation of jet pilots.’
      • ‘The students were put through their paces with day and night trainers.’
      • ‘Any of the Fairchild trainers is among the most enjoyable flying airplanes of their era.’
      • ‘Moving up from simple trainers to more complex aircraft is well worth the extra effort’
      • ‘Step into one of these trainers and you'd swear you're on a flight deck.’
      • ‘It was soon discovered that a trainer aircraft for the conversion of pilots to this unusual and difficult type of aircraft was required.’
      • ‘Produced in the thousands, it was used as a trainer and as an observation airplane by the Air Force in World War II.’
      • ‘Typically, training systems were justified as trainers for a specific aircraft, weapon system, etc.’
      • ‘The aircraft were transferred to Canada where they served as trainers for the Free Norwegians who were learning to fly at Canadian bases.’
      • ‘I was based here when the flight line was filled with DH82 Tiger Moth trainers.’
      • ‘The naval air arm also had some Aermacchi 339 jet trainers - small aircraft that could be configured as light strike fighters.’
  • 2A person whose job is to provide medical assistance to athletes.

    • ‘Starting in the poorest areas, free personal trainers will be provided by the state.’
    • ‘Every top athlete has a trainer they can fall back and rely on.’
    • ‘They are providing personal trainers to five children to help them get in shape.’
    • ‘For a full assessment of the flexibility or range of motion of all your joints, see a physical therapist or athletic trainer.’
    • ‘In Australia, trainers routinely provide swimmers with supplements.’
    • ‘The trainers were medical doctors, nurses, and health and sanitary officers from the same area.’
    • ‘Most trainers require that a medical questionnaire be filled out first.’
    • ‘At the same time, the role of team athletic trainer never has been more important, or more complex.’
    • ‘Most sport trainers and athletes use tools providing a wide spectrum of physiological and mechanical information.’
    • ‘It was a bit of a risk for the club, considering his age and the fact he had never been a head athletic trainer.’
    • ‘One thing professional trainers and medical personnel can help with is determining how many people need to be trained.’
    • ‘Bone pain should alert athletes and their trainers of an impending stress fracture.’
    • ‘Additionally, the trainer can provide cues and encouragement to use the impaired side.’
    • ‘As a traditional personal trainer, I never felt confident providing a money-back guarantee.’
    • ‘Look at the fairly new professions of massage therapist and athletic trainer.’
    • ‘This research will show athletes and their trainers that there is always more in the tank, they can always do a bit better.’
    • ‘He will train the trainers, provide plenty of support and resources, and will keep in regular touch with them to ensure their success.’
    • ‘Additionally you should check out if any other equipment is required, and will the trainer provide it or do you have to hire it?’
    • ‘I started talking with the coach and he found out I was a certified athletic trainer and went crazy.’
  • 3British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear.

    • ‘I never really take any shoes myself preferring trainers as these are more suitable for the types of nights out you have in these places.’
    • ‘An hour of walking in a pair of these trainers or sandals is apparently equivalent to three hours of hard exercise at the gym.’
    • ‘Many people, Vincent explains, start out running in an old pair of trainers they wear about town.’
    • ‘Shoes, trainers and sports bags are some of the best buys to snap up, but also look out for top label sports wear at reduced prices too.’
    • ‘They came in walking boots, trainers and sandals.’
    • ‘The usual backwards baseball cap and baggy trousers, but instead of trainers he wears tiny, tight climbing shoes.’
    • ‘I was the only person who had to hire a pair of shoes, she won't let me wear trainers on the big day.’
    • ‘He will need individually made insoles permanently, and wear trainers rather than shoes for comfort.’
    • ‘If you're pumping iron, then you're better off wearing a pair of cross trainers because they offer better lateral stability.’
    • ‘But weeks later, a package arrived direct from the designer containing two pairs of trousers, two shirts, dress shoes, trainers and a belt.’
    • ‘I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers.’
    • ‘They wore trainers and tracksuits, they were religious, sure, but no-one thought they were fanatics.’
    • ‘Wear cross trainers (dark-soled running shoes will scuff up the pool) or water shoes.’
    • ‘He wears a tracksuit, trainers and carries a plastic bag that holds a football.’
    • ‘Wear good shock-absorbent shoes with thick, soft soles - trainers are good.’
    • ‘In fact, my feet are naturally predisposed to wearing trainers or hiking boots, or, most happily, nothing at all.’
    • ‘All you should need to take is a pair of very flimsy flip-flops or sandals for the beach, a pair of trainers or canvas shoes to wander around in and a pair of evening shoes for nights out.’
    • ‘They come with wholesome winter references such as alpine leaf designs or chunky cable knits, and should be worn with jeans and heavy shoes or trainers.’
    • ‘Today, he is sporting a pair of trainers that appear to be made of fluorescent pink faux-ponyskin.’
    • ‘I've got about 25 pairs of shoes, boots and trainers.’
    training shoe, running shoe, sports shoe, tennis shoe, plimsoll
    View synonyms