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Definitions of gain

  1. rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the advantageous quality of being beneficial Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Advantage; proflt; opposite to loss. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To obtain, as profit or advantage; earn; win; arrive at. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To improve or make progress; increase; advance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To obtain by effort: to earn: to be successful in: to draw to one's own party: to reach: (New Test.) to escape. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. That which is gained: profit:-opp. to LOSS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Profit; acquisition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To obtain; acquire; reach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To get; win; arrive at; reach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To win over; propitiate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To make progress; improve; advance; obtain the advantage; often followed by on or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. An advantage; acquisition; profit; increase. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Something obtained as an advantage; profit; interest. To gain into, to persuade to join in. To gain over, to draw over to one's party or interest. To gain ground, to advance in any undertaking. To gain the wind, to attain the windward side of another ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To obtain by industry or the employment of capital; to acquire; to earn; to obtain by superiority or success; to win; to obtain; to win to one's side or over; to reach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To have profit; to encroach or advance on; to gain ground on; to prevail against or have the advantage; to obtain influence with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. Profit; advantage obtained; interest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain by effort; to procure; to have profit or advantage; to reach or arrive at. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss. mso.anu.edu.au
  42. Profits; winnings; increment of value. Gray v. Darlington, 15 Wall. 65, 21L. Ed. 45; Thorn v. De Breteuil, SO App. Div. 405, 83 N. Y. Supp. 840. thelawdictionary.org
  43. The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  44. g[=a]n, v.t. to obtain by effort: to earn: to be successful in: to draw to one's own party, bribe: to reach: to make advance: (N. T.) to escape.--n. that which is gained: profit.--adj. GAIN'ABLE.--n. GAIN'ER.--adj. GAIN'FUL.--adv. GAIN'FULLY.--n. GAIN'FULNESS.--n.pl. GAIN'INGS.--adj. GAIN'LESS.--n. GAIN'LESSNESS.--GAIN GROUND (see GROUND); GAIN UPON, to overtake by degrees. [O. Fr. gain, gaain, gaigner, gaaignier, from Teut., as in weidenen, to graze, to seek forage, weida, pasture.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. g[=a]n, adj. (prov.) near, straight. [Ice. gegn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. Increase of possessions &c., profit, advance, improvement; acquisition of wealth, lucre, pelf; (pl.) sums acquired by trade &c., emoluments, winnings; increase in amount. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. Obtain, secure, (desired or desirable thing; g. time, obtain delay by pretexts or slow methods; g. the ear of, get favourable hearing from); win (sum) as profits or as result of changed conditions, earn, whence gainings n. pl.; make a profit, be benefited, improve or advance in some respect, be enhanced by comparison or contrast; win (land from sea, battle, victory; g. the upper hand, be victorious); bring over to one\'s interest or views, win over, persuade, prevail upon; reach, arrive at, (desired place); g. ground, progress, advance, encroach (up)on; g. (ground) (up)on, get closer to (person or thing pursued); (of sea) encroach (up)on (land); g. (up)on, win the favour of. Hence gainable a., gainer n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. A prefix contracted from against, and implying opposition or contrariety. Cabinet Dictionary
  49. n. That, which is gained; profit; advantage; benefit; winning;—acquisition; accumulation. Cabinet Dictionary
  50. Profit, advantage; interest, lucrative views; overplus in a comparative computation. Complete Dictionary

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