Definitions of gain:
  • noun:   the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  • noun:   the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • noun:   the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • noun:   a quantity that is added
    Example: "They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
  • verb:   earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  • verb:   increase (one's body weight)
    Example: "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  • verb:   obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    Example: "The home team was gaining ground"
  • verb:   increase in
    Example: "Gain momentum"
  • verb:   derive a benefit from
  • verb:   obtain
  • verb:   rise in rate or price
    Example: "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  • verb:   win something through one's efforts
    Example: "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • verb:   reach a destination, either real or abstract
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12628)

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