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Definition of Attains

Attain
Attain At*tain", v. i. 1. To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach. If by any means they might attain to Phenice. --Acts xxvii. 12. Nor nearer might the dogs attain. --Sir W. Scott. To see your trees attain to the dignity of timber. --Cowper. Few boroughs had as yet attained to power such as this. --J. R. Green. 2. To come or arrive, by an effort of mind. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I can not attain unto it. --Ps. cxxxix. 6.
Attain
Attain At*tain" ([a^]t*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attained (-t[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaining.] [Of. atteinen, atteignen, atainen, OF. ateindre, ataindre, F. atteindre, fr. L. attingere; ad + tangere to touch, reach. See Tangent, and cf. Attinge, Attaint.] 1. To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest. Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means? --Abp. Tillotson. 2. To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire. [Obs. with a material object.] --Chaucer. 3. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain. [Obs.] Not well attaining his meaning. --Fuller. 4. To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at. ``Canaan he now attains.' --Milton. 5. To overtake. [Obs.] --Bacon. 6. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal. Syn: To Attain, Obtain, Procure. Usage: Attain always implies an effort toward an object. Hence it is not synonymous with obtain and procure, which do not necessarily imply such effort or motion. We procure or obtain a thing by purchase or loan, and we obtain by inheritance, but we do not attain it by such means.
Attain
Attain At*tain", n. Attainment. [Obs.]

Meaning of Attains from wikipedia

- Navigation" operations in the area around Libya, in an operation named "Attain Do****ent". The first two parts of the operation were held from 26–30 January...
- In English criminal law, attainder or attinctura was the metaphorical "stain" or "corruption of blood" which arose from being condemned for a serious capital...
- Buddhahood is too difficult to attain. It takes a hundred thousand nayutas of koṭis of kalpas to become a Buddha. Since few people attain Buddhahood in this world...
- attains during its metamorphosis, its process of growth and development; it also is called the imaginal stage, the stage in which the insect attains maturity...
- Methods for Attaining Extreme Altitudes is the debut EP by stoner metal band Bongzilla. It was released on 12" vinyl only in January 1998 by Relapse Records...
- essential singularity at z = 0 and attains the valueinfinitely often in any neighborhood of 0; however it does not attain the values 0 or 1. With this generalization...
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- is appointed a guardian or he/she is under court of wards then he/she attains majority after his completion of 21 years of age. http://www.lawzonline...
- expression meaning "tainted", but from a French expression meaning "to attain", in the sense of condemn. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/12725...
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