Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To recover possession of (something lost or taken away); get back.
  • transitive verb To occupy again.
  • transitive verb To have (the use or control of something) restored; get back.
  • transitive verb To have the use of (a faculty, ability, or desirable condition) restored; be restored to (a normal or desirable condition).
  • transitive verb To add back (body weight that has been lost).
  • transitive verb To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
  • transitive verb To manage to reach again.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To gain anew; recover, as what has escaped or been lost; retrieve.
  • To arrive at again; return to; succeed in reaching once more: as, they regained the shore in safety.
  • Synonyms To repossess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To get back; to recover possession of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
  • verb come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- +‎ gain.

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