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In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.
Henri Bergson

Meaning of "fain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FAIN

Old English fægen; related to Old Norse fegiun happy, Old High German gifehan to be glad, Gothic fahehs joy.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FAIN

fain  [feɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fain can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES FAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fain

Fain may refer to: ▪ Fain ▪ Fain Skinner, American racing driver ▪ Fain Lake, a lake in Arizona, United States ▪ Fain, a character in the Wheel of Time series, see List of Wheel of Time characters...

Definition of fain in the English dictionary

The first definition of fain in the dictionary is willingly; gladly. Other definition of fain is willing or eager. Fain is also compelled.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAIN


Bahrain
bɑːˈreɪn
brain
breɪn
campaign
kæmˈpeɪn
chain
tʃeɪn
contain
kənˈteɪn
domain
dəˈmeɪn
explain
ɪkˈspleɪn
gain
ɡeɪn
jane
dʒeɪn
lain
leɪn
lane
leɪn
main
meɪn
Maine
meɪn
maintain
meɪnˈteɪn
obtain
əbˈteɪn
pain
peɪn
plain
pleɪn
plane
pleɪn
rain
reɪn
remain
rɪˈmeɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAIN

failure
faineance
faineancy
faineantise
fainites
fainly
fainness
fains
faint
faint-hearted
faint-ruled paper
fainter
faintheartedly
faintheartedness
fainting fit
faintish
faintly
faintness
faints
fainty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAIN

again
ain
bargain
Britain
captain
certain
drain
ever and again
fountain
grain
Hussain
in the main
in the public domain
mountain
over again
retain
Spain
strain
terrain
train

Synonyms and antonyms of fain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fain

Translation of «fain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAIN

Find out the translation of fain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欣然
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fain
570 millions of speakers

English

fain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रसन्नतापूर्वक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسرور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Файн
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Fain
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যগ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sia-sia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fain
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フェイン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기꺼이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kasenengan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sẳn lòng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உவகையுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्सुक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mecburen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volentieri
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Fain
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Файн
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fain
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

fain
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Fain
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Fain
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Fain
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAIN»

The term «fain» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.952 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fain

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2 QUOTES WITH «FAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fain.
1
Henri Bergson
In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.
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Walter Raleigh
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAIN»

Discover the use of fain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sanctified Trial: The Diary of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain, a ...
John N. Fain has prepared this edition of the portion of these diaries that focuses on the war years. Her husband and five of her six sons fought on the side of the South in a sharply divided East Tennessee.
Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain, John N. Fain, 2004
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Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Neurons
This text is an account of what is known about the functioning of the brain at the level of molecules and cells.
Gordon L. Fain, 1999
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Java Programming 24-Hour Trainer
With this invaluable book-and-video package, Java authority Yakov Fain fully covers Java?s new features as well as its language extensions, classes and class methods, and the Swing Application Framework.
Yakov Fain, 2011
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Fain, Nanny, Fain
PMThe book is about a cute little red headed three years old that called trains a fain,and he saw it every day,but one day he almost didnt see it because he disobeyed his baby sitter,and when a child does wrong they need to be punished ...
Patricia G. Cutrell, 2011
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The Homesick Texan Cookbook
Now, in her long-awaited first cookbook, Fain brings the comfort of Texan home cooking to you. Like Texas itself, the recipes in this book are varied and diverse, all filled with Fain's signature twists.
Lisa Fain, 2011
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Bass Ackwards and Belly Up
For readers of the New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl and A-List series, here is a smart and highly commercial first novel about four best friends who, after graduating high school, decide to postpone the standard college route to ...
Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, 2008
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Johnson Fain Partners: Selected and Current Works
Acknowledging the complexities of the urban landscape worldwide, Johnson Fain Partners find unique opportunities in each project to design and detail signature environments.
Johnson Fain Partners, 1997
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Footfree and Fancyloose
Best friends Harper Waddle, Sophie Bushell, and Kate Foster committed the ultimate suburban sin: bailing on college to pursue their dreams.
Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, 2009
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Enterprise Development with Flex: Best Practices for RIA ...
If you want to use Adobe Flex to build production-quality Rich Internet Applications for the enterprise, this groundbreaking book shows you exactly what's required.
Yakov Fain, Victor Rasputnis, Anatole Tartakovsky, 2010
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The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-By-Step Program to Lose ...
Advocates techniques of mindfulness, self-hypnosis, self-love, and group support as a means of increasing feelings of self worth and providing the motivation to change unhealthy eating habits and lose weight permanently.
Jean Fain, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Murray-Calloway County Airport to Receive Nearly $3M in Upgrades
Board Chairman Jim Fain said the Federal Aviation Administration visited Kyle-Oakley Field in April and suggested repaving the runway and ... «WKMS, Jul 15»
2
'Broadway and Bubbly' show returns July 17
Tasha Fain in the 2014 performance of Broadway & Bubbly at the Hamilton Playhouse. “I am so excited to have the privilege to work with these ... «Ravalli Republic, Jul 15»
3
Idaho death row inmate Darrell Payne dies after lengthy illness
... was released in 2003 after spending 22 years on death row; and Charles Fain was released in 2001 after spending 18 years on death row. «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
4
Sons of Confederate Veterans back in court over flag, Virginia …
(Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles). By Travis Fain contact the reporter · Terry McAuliffe · Virginia General Assembly. Sons of Confederate ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
5
Is Donald Trump Being Asked To Tone It Down?
He pulls out the spit shine fain clean move. To keep your kid's face clean. I love it. That's a terrible move. Every kid hates it. Changing topics and ... «Access Hollywood, Jul 15»
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Senators take votes to wrap up longest legislative session
Joe Fain, R-Auburn, a supporter of the delay, who changed his vote at the last second to give him legal standing to call for a revote Thursday as ... «Crosscut, Jul 15»
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Vista Canyon Ranch Development Breaks Ground
“The project is an excellent example of a public-private partnership,” said Bill Fain, a partner and director of Urban Design & Planning for ... «SCVNEWS.com, Jul 15»
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A state-by-state look at transportation initiatives
Joe Fain (R), vice chairman of the Evergreen state's Senate Transportation Committee, who is also the youngest elected member of that ... «Fleet Owner, Jul 15»
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Auburn boy receives DAR award for good citizenship
... courage, leadership and patriotism. Berend is on the Auburn City Junior Council and was a recent page for Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn). «Auburn Reporter, Jul 15»
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McAuliffe names parole review commission members
By Travis Fain Daily Press contact the reporter. List of McAuliffe appointees to parole review commish. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fain [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fain>. Jul 2019 ».
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