What does attain mean?

Definitions for attain
əˈteɪnat·tain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

  2. reach, hit, attainverb

    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, discoververb

    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, gainverb

    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. attainverb

    To accomplish; to achieve.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attainverb

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

  2. Attainverb

    to gain or obtain possession of; to acquire

  3. Attainverb

    to get at the knowledge of; to ascertain

  4. Attainverb

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

  5. Attainverb

    to overtake

  6. Attainverb

    to reach in excellence or degree; to equal

  7. Attainverb

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

  8. Attainverb

    to come or arrive, by an effort of mind

  9. Attainnoun

    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.]

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

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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

Examples of attain in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An innocent bird is not innocent from the insect’s point of view! Only man can attain the rank of innocence through becoming a peaceful vegetarian!

  2. Cao Gangcai:

    We want to attain the position we deserve in the global market...There is no other company on earth that is able to simultaneously research and produce high-speed trains, electric multiple units, subways.

  3. Ferdinand Foch:

    The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.

  4. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

  5. Eugene Delacroix:

    Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

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