Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


character in Old Testament of the Bible who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.
Cain complex - hatred of a brother due to envy or jealousy. Synonym(s): brother complex
References in periodicals archive ?
But though Cain looked set to make history as the first black Republican presidential candidate, African-Americans did not come to his defence when he found himself in the midst of the sex scandals involving white women.
Cain and the rest of the Republican field were due to gather Wednesday night for their first debate in more than three weeks just outside Detroit, in the state of Michigan that continues to struggle from the weakened economy with rampant foreclosures, high unemployment and a volatile auto industry.
What I missed in 2005 was just how bad Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had distorted the housing market," Cain told MSNBC's Chuck Todd on October 12, 2011.
At the end of the night, when the candidates got the chance to ask each other questions, Gingrich asked Cain an admitted softball about what it was like getting into politics after his success in the private sector.
When intensity is not taken into account, Cain has the highest net favorable rating of the candidates at 64, with Romney in second at 54, among those familiar with each -- a much smaller gap between the two than the 20-percentage-point gap in their Positive Intensity Scores.
Claire, of Port Tennant, Swansea, took Cain to her GP and later to the accident and emergency department, but he was sent home.
To prepare for the DiFranco dances, Cain had each dancer write about what DiFranco's words mean in their own lives.
With Ethier breaking toward second, Cain threw Betemit a fastball on the inside half of the plate, and it wound up halfway up the bleachers in right field.
Cain (Jeff Hordley), who's used to letting his fists do the talking, explodes because he thinks Ethan is bedding his 14-year-old daughter Debbie.
Cain has never held or run for office in Georgia and is up against two congressional members: Mac Collins and Johnny Isakson.
The city's founding fathers initially didn't understand the conditions inherent with building at the bottom of a 'bowl,'" says Tom Cain, executive director of Project Impact, an initiative of FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).
Dean Cain and Timothy Olyphant make a wish as gay pals on-screen--and bickering buddies offscreen.