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Definition of gain
- Gain n
- A quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks" [syn: {addition}, {increase}]
- The advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: {profit}]
- The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input [syn: {amplification}]
- The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating [ant: {loss}] v
- Obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" [syn: {derive}]
- Win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance" [syn: {acquire}, {win}] [ant: {lose}]
- Derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: {profit}, {benefit}]
- Reach a destination, either real or abstract; "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" [syn: {reach}, {make}, {attain}, {hit}, {arrive at}]
- Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "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" [syn: {advance}, {win}, {pull ahead}, {make headway}, {get ahead}, {gain ground}] [ant: {fall back}]
- Rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" [syn: {advance}]
- Increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"
- Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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" [syn: {take in}, {clear}, {make}, {earn}, {realize}, {realise}, {pull in}, {bring in}]
- Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising" [syn: {put on}] [ant: {reduce}]
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