from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To recover possession of; get back again: regain one's strength. See Synonyms at recover.
  • transitive v. To manage to reach again: regained the summit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To get back; to recover possession of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


From re- +‎ gain. (Wiktionary)



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