Definitions for gain

Definitions for (noun) gain

Main entry: amplification, gain

Definition: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

Main entry: profit, gain

Definition: the advantageous quality of being beneficial

Main entry: gain

Definition: the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

Main entry: addition, increase, gain

Definition: a quantity that is added

Usage: there was an addition to property taxes this year; they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Definitions for (verb) gain

Main entry: gain, put on

Definition: increase (one's body weight)

Usage: She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising

Main entry: gain, gather

Definition: increase or develop

Usage: the peace movement gained momentum; the car gathers speed

Main entry: gain, advance

Definition: rise in rate or price

Usage: The stock market gained 24 points today

Main entry: make headway, win, pull ahead, get ahead, gain, gain ground, advance

Definition: obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

Usage: 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

Main entry: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: 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

Main entry: gain, acquire, win

Definition: win something through one's efforts

Usage: I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese; Gain an understanding of international finance

Main entry: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: 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

Main entry: profit, gain, benefit

Definition: derive a benefit from

Usage: She profited from his vast experience

Main entry: derive, gain

Definition: obtain

Usage: derive pleasure from one's garden

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