Definitions for attainəˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

  2. reach, hit, attain(verb)

    reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

    "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

  3. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

  4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)

    reach a destination, either real or abstract

    "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Wiktionary

  1. attain(Verb)

    To accomplish; to achieve.

    To attain such a high level of proficiency requires hours of practice each day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attain(verb)

    to achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest

  2. Attain(verb)

    to gain or obtain possession of; to acquire

  3. Attain(verb)

    to get at the knowledge of; to ascertain

  4. Attain(verb)

    to reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at

  5. Attain(verb)

    to overtake

  6. Attain(verb)

    to reach in excellence or degree; to equal

  7. Attain(verb)

    to come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach

  8. Attain(verb)

    to come or arrive, by an effort of mind

  9. Attain(noun)

    attainment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attain

    at-tān′, v.t. to reach or gain by effort: to obtain: to reach a place: to reach.—v.i. to come or arrive: to reach.—adj. Attain′able, that may be reached.—ns. Attain′ableness, Attainabil′ity; Attain′ment, act of attaining: the thing attained: acquisition: (pl.) acquirements in learning. [O. Fr. ataindre—L. atting-ĕread, to, tang-ĕre, to touch.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attain' in Verbs Frequency: #971

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

  2. Luiz Pezao:

    I won't be frustrated (if we don't attain it).

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Wisdom is the highest position a man can attain!

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    You attain happiness not by gaining, but by giving.

  5. Author Unknown:

    If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.

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