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gain

adjective (a)

  • Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a quantity that is added (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: addition, increase
    Example:
    They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks.
    source: wordnet30
  • the advantageous quality of being beneficial (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: profit
    source: wordnet30
  • the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: amplification
    source: wordnet30
  • the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating (noun.possession)
    Antonym: loss, red, red ink
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • obtain (verb.possession)
    Synonym: derive
    source: wordnet30
  • win something through one's efforts (verb.possession)
    Synonym: acquire, win
    Antonym: lose
    Example:
    Gain an understanding of international finance.
    source: wordnet30
  • derive a benefit from (verb.possession)
    Synonym: benefit, profit
    source: wordnet30
  • reach a destination, either real or abstract (verb.motion)
    Synonym: arrive at, attain, hit, make, reach
    source: wordnet30
  • obtain advantages, such as points, etc. (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The home team was gaining ground.
    source: wordnet30
  • rise in rate or price (verb.change)
    Synonym: advance
    Example:
    The stock market gained 24 points today.
    source: wordnet30
  • increase or develop (verb.change)
    Synonym: gather
    Example:
    The peace movement gained momentum.
    source: wordnet30
  • earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • increase (one's body weight) (verb.body)
    Example:
    She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising.
    source: wordnet30
  • To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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