Regain
Regain Re*gain" (r?*g?n"), v. t. [Pref. re- + gain: cf. F. regagner.] To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To recover; reobtain; repossess; retrieve. [1913 Webster]


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  • regain — [ rəgɛ̃ ] n. m. • regaïnXIIe; de re et a. fr. gaïn; lat. pop. °waidimen, frq. °waida « prairie »; cf. gagner 1 ♦ Herbe qui repousse dans une prairie après la première coupe. Faucher le regain d un pré. ⇒ recoupe. « les prairies où sèchent les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • regain — re‧gain [rɪˈgeɪn] verb regain (lost) ground to start to be more successful again after a difficult period of time: • The dollar regained some of its lost ground today. • He stressed that the company was confident of regaining lost ground thanks… …   Financial and business terms

  • regain — Regain. s. m. La seconde herbe qui vient dans les prez bas quand ils ont esté fauchez. Ce n est pas de bon foin, ce n est que du regain …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • regain — index collect (recover money), reclaim, recover, redeem (repurchase), repossess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • regain — (v.) 1540s, from M.Fr. regaigner, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + gaginer, from O.Fr. gaaignier (see GAIN (Cf. gain) (v.)). Related: Regained; regaining …   Etymology dictionary

  • regain — *recover, recruit, recoup, retrieve Analogous words: gain, *reach, compass, attain, achieve: redeem, reclaim, save (see RESCUE): restore, *renew …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • regain — [v] get back, get back to achieve, attain, compass, gain, get out from under, get well, make well, reach, reach again, reacquire, reattain, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, redeem, repossess, retake, retrieve, return to, save, take… …   New thesaurus

  • regain — Regain, m. acut. Est composé de ces deux entiers Re, et gaing, et signifie l herbe qui recroist au pré apres qu il a esté fauché, qu on appelle la seconde herbe, Foenum repullulans, renatum, Comme si on disoit, Secundum lucrum, Et à cela d… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • regain — ► VERB 1) obtain possession or use of (something lost) again. 2) get back to …   English terms dictionary

  • regain — [ri gān′] vt. [MFr regaigner: see RE & GAIN1] 1. to get back into one s possession; recover 2. to succeed in reaching again; get back to SYN. RECOVER …   English World dictionary

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