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gain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gain

Definition
(noun) a quantity that is added
Synonyms : addition , increase
Example Sentence
  • there was an addition to property taxes this year
  • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Definition
(noun) the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Synonyms : profit

Definition
(noun) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
Synonyms : amplification

Definition
(noun) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
Definition
(verb) obtain
Synonyms : derive
Example Sentence
  • derive pleasure from one's garden

Definition
(verb) win something through one's efforts
Synonyms : acquire , win
Example Sentence
  • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
  • Gain an understanding of international finance

Definition
(verb) derive a benefit from
Synonyms : benefit , profit
Example Sentence
  • She profited from his vast experience

Definition
(verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract
Synonyms : arrive at , attain , hit , make , reach
Example Sentence
  • We hit Detroit by noon
  • The water reached the doorstep
  • We barely made it to the finish line
  • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Definition
(verb) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
Example Sentence
  • The home team was gaining ground
  • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

Definition
(verb) rise in rate or price
Synonyms : advance
Example Sentence
  • The stock market gained 24 points today

Definition
(verb) increase or develop
Synonyms : gather
Example Sentence
  • the peace movement gained momentum
  • the car gathers speed

Definition
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms : bring in , clear , earn , make , pull in , realise , realize , take in
Example Sentence
  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month

Definition
(verb) increase (one's body weight)
Synonyms : put on
Example Sentence
  • She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising

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