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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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