1. Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.
Men and birds are fain of climbing high. --Shak.
To a busy man, temptation is fainto climb up together with his business. --Jer. Taylor.
2. Satisfied; contented; also, constrained.
The learned Castalio was fain to make trechers at Basle to keep himself from starving. --Locke.
Fain, adv. With joy; gladly; -- with wold.
He would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat. --Luke xv. 16.
Fain Would I woo her, yet I dare not. --Shak.
Fain, v. t. & i. To be glad ; to wish or desire. [Obs.]
Whoso fair thing does fain to see. --Spencer.
adj : having made preparations; "prepared to take risks" [syn: disposed(p),
adv : in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would
fain do it" [syn: gladly, lief]