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ain

 (ān)
adj. Scots
Own.

ain

(eɪn)
determiner
a Scot word for own

ain

(ˈɑːjɪn)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a variant of ayin

Ain

(French ɛ̃)
n
1. (Placename) a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)

ain

(eɪn)

adj. Scot.
own.
[1700–25; representing Old English ǣgen or Old Norse eiginn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ain - belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself)ain - belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; "for your own use"; "do your own thing"; "she makes her own clothes"; "`ain' is Scottish"
personal - concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
References in classic literature ?
We rested and lunched, and came on to this place, Ain Mellahah
No man can stand here by deserted Ain Mellahah and say the prophecy has not been fulfilled.
The Craig Fernie hottle is a faimily hottle--and has its ain gude name to keep up.
Bishopriggs, "looks with mair indulgence at human frailty than my ain sel'.
I ain' lookin' for no scrap,' he says (See?), 'but' he says, 'I'm 'spectable cit'zen an' I wanna drink an' purtydamnsoon, too.' See?
In his confusion he bid me welcome home ag ain, as if the house had been mine.
So there ain't no doubt but there is something in that thing -- that is, there's something in it when a body like the widow or the parson prays, but it don't work for me, and I reckon it don't work for only just the right kind.
When it was dark I set by my camp fire smoking, and feeling pretty well satisfied; but by and by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went and set on the bank and listened to the current swashing along, and counted the stars and drift logs and rafts that come down, and then went to bed; there ain't no better way to put in time when you are lonesome; you can't stay so, you soon get over it.
"Not good enough to keep store, I don't reckon, but up as fur as twelve-times-twelve I ain't no slouch.
We're digging the bit guns and swords into the moss, ye see; and these, I am thinking, will be your ain French clothes.
It's no canny to run frae London to the Black Sea wi' a wind ahint ye, as though the Deil himself were blawin' on yer sail for his ain purpose.
And something to guide, My ain fireside, sir, My ain fireside."'