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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recover, retrieve, find, regainverb

    get or find back; recover the use of

    "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

  2. find, regainverb

    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

    "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"


  1. regainverb

    To get back; to recover possession of.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Regainverb

    To recover; to gain anew.

    Etymology: regagner, Fr. re and gain.

    Hopeful to regain
    Thy love, from thee I will not hide
    What thoughts in my unquiet breast are ris’n. John Milton.

    We’ve driven back
    These heathen Saxons, and regain’d our earth,
    As earth recovers from an ebbing tide. Dryden.

    As soon as the mind regains the power to stop or continue any of these motions of the body or thoughts, we then consider the man as a free agent. John Locke.


  1. regain

    Regain Records was a Swedish-based independent record label. The label predominantly released death metal and black metal albums. Regain Records was founded from what remained of the former label, Wrong Again Records, by Per Gyllenbäck in 1997. Wrong Again Records had such bands as In Flames, Cryptopsy, Arch Enemy, and Naglfar among its ranks. Regain Records' first two releases were Deranged's High on Blood and Embraced's Amorous Anathema, in late 1997. In the first two years of operation, business for the label was slow, due to lack of proper distribution. It was not until Regain Records re-released the first two in Flames albums, Lunar Strain and Subterranean, which were previously released under the name Wrong Again Records, that the label began to prosper. In 2008, the label was involved in a legal dispute with the band Gorgoroth over their 2008 live album.


  1. regain

    Regain typically refers to the act of getting something back or returning to a previous condition after a loss or decline. This can apply to a variety of things such as recovering lost health, strength, composure, rankings, or possessions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regainverb

    to gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regain

    rē-gān, v.t. to gain back or again: to recover.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regain' in Verbs Frequency: #948

Anagrams for regain »

  1. anigre

  2. earing

  3. gainer

  4. Regina

  5. arenig

  6. reagin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of regain in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kolfage:

    Just like we saw with the City of Sunland Park, we will prevail, our lawyers have been working on this for weeks and we will regain control over the gate shortly.

  2. Michael Barbaro:

    International news has always been a bit of a conundrum for certain American publications, i think the 20-minute, single-subject format was made for that. Michael Barbaro and Carolyn Ryan can't tell the story of what it means that the Taliban is about to regain power after 20 years in five minutes.

  3. Matthias Mueller:

    This is a key week for Volkswagen as it struggles to regain ground in the United States. Those comments are anything but helpful and should have never been made.

  4. Alberto Fujimori:

    Farmers in the Tambo Valley of Cocachacra obviously feel deep distrust, and it will take many years for the company to regain that trust. For me it's fundamental that an investment project be in harmony with communities.

  5. Amir Ghaferi:

    There’s always a concern about weight regain over time so it’s good to see 50 percent of excess (BMI) was kept off at 10 years.

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