Definition of Gain

1. Noun. A quantity that is added. "They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

Exact synonyms: Addition, Increase
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Accretion
Derivative terms: Increase, Increase

2. Verb. Obtain. "Derive pleasure from one's garden"
Exact synonyms: Derive
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Specialized synonyms: Draw, Reap

3. Noun. The advantageous quality of being beneficial.
Exact synonyms: Profit
Generic synonyms: Advantage, Vantage
Specialized synonyms: Account, Gainfulness, Lucrativeness, Profitability, Profitableness
Derivative terms: Profit

4. Verb. Win something through one's efforts. "They gain the money "; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
Exact synonyms: Acquire, Win
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Cozen
Derivative terms: Gainer, Win, Winner, Winner, Winning, Winnings
Antonyms: Lose

5. Noun. The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input.
Exact synonyms: Amplification
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Specialized synonyms: Loop Gain

6. Verb. Derive a benefit from. "She profited from his vast experience"
Exact synonyms: Benefit, Profit
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Cash In On, Profiteer, Capitalise, Capitalize, Take Advantage, Pyramid, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Derivative terms: Benefit, Gainer, Profit

7. Noun. The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.
Specialized synonyms: Financial Gain, Paper Profit
Generic synonyms: Amount, Amount Of Money, Sum, Sum Of Money
Antonyms: Loss

8. Verb. Reach a destination, either real or abstract. "They gain the hill"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
Exact synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Hit, Make, Reach
Entails: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Catch Up, Scale, Surmount, Access, Get At, Bottom Out, Peak, Top Out, Breast, Summit, Top, Make, Find, Culminate, Come Through, Get Through, Ground, Run Aground
Related verbs: Make
Derivative terms: Attainment

9. Verb. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.. "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
Exact synonyms: Advance, Gain Ground, Get Ahead, Make Headway, Pull Ahead, Win
Specialized synonyms: Steal, Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally
Antonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Gainer, Win

10. Verb. Rise in rate or price. "The moon will soon gain "; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
Exact synonyms: Advance
Generic synonyms: Climb, Mount, Rise, Wax
Derivative terms: Advance

11. Verb. Increase or develop. "The car gathers speed"
Exact synonyms: Gather
Generic synonyms: Increase

12. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They gain the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In
Related verbs: Make, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer

13. Verb. Increase (one's body weight). "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Exact synonyms: Put On
Specialized synonyms: Fill Out, Flesh Out, Round, Pack On
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Gainer
Antonyms: Reduce

Definition of Gain

1. n. A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.

2. a. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.

3. n. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.

4. v. t. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.

5. v. i. To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.

Definition of Gain

1. Preposition. (obsolete) Against. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Straight, direct; near; short. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Suitable; convenient; ready. ¹

4. Adjective. (dialectal) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous. ¹

5. Adjective. (dialectal) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap. ¹

6. Adverb. (obsolete) Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means. ¹

7. Adverb. (dialectal) Suitably; conveniently; dexterously; moderately. ¹

8. Adverb. (dialectal) Tolerably; fairly. ¹

9. Noun. The act of gaining. ¹

10. Noun. What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend. ¹

11. Noun. (electronics) The factor by which a signal is multiplied. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To acquire possession of what one did not have before. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To increase. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To reach. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To put on weight. ¹

17. Verb. (context: of a clock or watch) To run fast. ¹

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Definition of Gain

1. to acquire [v -ED, -ING, -S] : GAINABLE [adj] - See also: acquire

Medical Definition of Gain

1. (Amplification) Increase in a signal transmitted from one point to another through an amplifier. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gain

gaijin card
gaijin rikishi
gain (current term)
gain line
gain lines
gain vigor

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