What does fain mean?

Definitions for fainfeɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fain.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disposed(p), fain, inclined(p), prepared(adverb)

    having made preparations

    "prepared to take risks"

  2. gladly, lief, fain(adverb)

    in a willing manner

    "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"


  1. fain(Verb)

    To be delighted or glad; to rejoice

  2. fain(Verb)

    To gladden

  3. fain(Adverb)

    With joy; gladly.

  4. fain(Adjective)

    Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.

  5. fain(Adjective)

    Satisfied; contented.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fain(adj)

    well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined

  2. Fain(adj)

    satisfied; contented; also, constrained

  3. Fain(adverb)

    with joy; gladly; -- with wold

  4. Fain

    to be glad ; to wish or desire

  5. Origin: [OE. fain, fagen, AS. fgen; akin to OS. fagan, Icel. faginn glad; AS. fgnian to rejoice, OS. fagann, Icel. fagna, Goth. faginn, cf. Goth. fahds joy; and fr. the same root as E. fair. Srr Fair, a., and cf. Fawn to court favor.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fain

    fān, adj. glad or joyful: inclined (with to): content to accept, for want of better: compelled: (Spens.) wont.—v.i. (Spens.) to delight.—adv. gladly.—adv. Fain′ly, gladly.—n. Fain′ness, eagerness. [A.S. fægen, joyful: cf. Ice. feginn, glad.]

  2. Fain

    fān, v.i. (Spens.). Same as Feign.

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Anagrams for fain »

  1. an if, naif, naïf


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of fain

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Translations for fain

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • охотен, охотно, доволен, склоненBulgarian
  • gernGerman
  • volontiersFrench
  • met, verheugen, plezier, tevreden, blij, maken, gevallig, zich, graagDutch
  • охотно, радостноRussian
  • gärnaSwedish

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