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  Definition of gain
  1. the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  3. the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  4. 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"
  5. increase (one''s body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  6. increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"
  7. rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. win something through one''s efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  11. 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"
  12. derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
  13. obtain; "derive pleasure from one''s garden"
Similar Words: amplification, profit, addition, increase, put on, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, acquire, take in, clear, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, benefit, derive

 

Hyponyms: loop gain, account, profitableness, profitability, financial gain, paper profit, accretion, round, flesh out, fill out, pack on, steal, score, hit, tally, rack up, catch up, scale, surmount, breast, access, get at, peak, bottom out, top out, summit, top, make, find, culminate, get through, come through, ground, run aground, cozen, eke out, squeeze out, profit, turn a profit, rake off, take home, bring home, rake in, shovel in, gross, yield, pay, bear, cash in on, profiteer, capitalize, capitalise, take advantage, pyramid, net, sack, sack up, clear, reap, draw

 

Grouped Verbs: make, net, sack, sack up, clear

 

Entailments: travel, go, move, locomote

 

Derivational Morphology: profit, benefit, increase, gainer, weight gainer, advance, rise, win, attainment, winner, winnings, profits, achiever, success, succeeder, winning, earner, wage earner, welfare

 

Anagrams: Agni, nagi, inga

 

 
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