(Gain"age) n. [OF. gaignage pasturage, crop, F. gaignage pasturage. See Gain, v. t.] (O.
Eng. Law) (a) The horses, oxen, plows, wains or wagons and implements for carrying on tillage. (b)
The profit made by tillage; also, the land itself. Bouvier.
(Gain"er) n. One who gains. Shak.
(Gain"ful) a. Profitable; advantageous; lucrative. "A gainful speculation." Macaulay. Gain"ful*ly,
adv. Gain"ful*ness, n.
(Gain"giv`ing) n. [See Again, and Give.] A misgiving. [Obs.]
(Gain"less), a. Not producing gain; unprofitable. Hammond. Gain"less/ness, n.
(Gain"ly), adv. [See Gain, a.] Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Gain"pain`) n.[F. gagner to gain + pain bread.] Bread-gainer; a term applied in the Middle
Ages to the sword of a hired soldier.
(Gain`say") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainsaid (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.] [OE. geinseien,
ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.Luke xxi. 15.
The just gods gainsayShak.
That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother,
My sacred aunt, should by my
(Gain`say"er) n. One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies. "To convince the gainsayers."
Tit. i. 9.
2. Prepossessing; well-favored. [Obs.] Massinger.
('Gainst) prep. A contraction of Against.
(Gain"stand`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainstood; p. pr. & vb. n. gainstanding.] [See Again,
and Stand.] To withstand; to resist. [Obs.]
Durst . . . gainstand the force of so many enraged desires.Sir P. Sidney.
(Gain"strive`) v. t. & i. [See Again, and Strive.] To strive or struggle against; to withstand.
(Gair"fowl`) n. (Zoöl.) See Garefowl.
(Gair"ish a., Gair"ish*ly), adv., Gairish/ness
(Gair"ish/ness), n. Same as Garish, Garishly,
(Gait) n. [See Gate a way.]
1. A going; a walk; a march; a way.
Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor folks pass.Shak.