Definition of training in US English:



  • 1The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior.

    ‘in-service training for staff’
    • ‘Many traditional teachers in this study had no training in bilingual or ESL pedagogy.’
    • ‘All airlines are required to give their staff some training in first aid.’
    • ‘He blamed the lack of vocational training in schools for the shortage of staff.’
    • ‘The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.’
    • ‘I have years of education and training in telecom repair but I went for two job interviews today.’
    • ‘A couple of respondents felt the faculty needed additional training in order to do a good job.’
    • ‘Hence, voice training is an important part of the syllabus for academic training in theatre.’
    • ‘It is time to include social and cultural training in the knowledge of the professional athlete as well.’
    • ‘New staff receive limited training in listing procedure from the business manager and the other more experienced staff.’
    • ‘I was working as a locum house officer during my vocational training in a local teaching hospital.’
    • ‘But after he started his training in a special school, she says he has improved a lot.’
    • ‘We receive absolutely no training in the skills necessary for research.’
    • ‘The clinical educator provides education and training in a classroom setting.’
    • ‘Increased resources need to be devoted to education and training in health informatics.’
    • ‘Basic training in linguistics can go a long way to foster this realization.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most early childhood teachers have little or no training in early childhood special education.’
    • ‘We would do better to spend more on promoting education and training in those countries without taking the cream of the crop.’
    • ‘Figures released last week showed a drop in the number of 16 year olds in education and training in England.’
    • ‘All education and training in this field is identified with one of these four sub-fields.’
    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’
      • ‘Weeks and weeks of dedicated training, preparing yourself to be in peak condition for the big night, had been for nothing.’
      • ‘He was also a champion of training, a racing diet and the use of vitamins.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Part of our training is exercising - stretching, and a lot of running to increase our fitness.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The team now go into intensive training to prepare for Tipperary in the first round of the Munster championship.’
      • ‘Just like an athlete, he will need a good diet and training to perform well - but he should pace himself.’
      • ‘He said his training had prepared him well to be in combat, but he had no desire to return to battle after being wounded.’
      • ‘In Ireland we have many examples of athletes who have prospered on a diet of tough training.’
      • ‘There comes a time when you have to switch off and concentrate solely on your training and preparation.’
      • ‘Sligo's first woman to compete in a round world yacht race has finished the initial round of training for the event.’
      • ‘It's opened my eyes about planning ahead in terms of training, diet and rest, so that you peak for games.’
      • ‘The two sisters are busy training and preparing for the qualifying competitions.’
      • ‘They then go into a period of training and preparation before they go overseas.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      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.

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