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gain

 
Noun gain has 4 senses
  1. addition, increase, gain - 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"
    --1 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    --1 has particulars: accretion
  2. profit, gain - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    --2 is a kind of advantage, vantage
    --2 has particulars: account; profitableness, profitability
  3. amplification, gain - the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
    --3 is a kind of increase, increment
    --3 has particulars: loop gain
  4. gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
    --4 is a kind of
    sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
    Antonyms: loss, red ink, red
    --4 has particulars: financial gain; paper profit
Verb gain has 9 senses
  1. derive, gain - obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
    --1 is one way to obtain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  2. acquire, win, gain - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    --2 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun gainer2
    Sample sentence:
    They gain the money
  3. profit, gain, benefit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
    --3 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun gainer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground - 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"
    Antonyms: fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede
    Derived form: noun gainer2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  6. advance, gain - rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    --6 is one way to wax, mount, climb, rise
    Sample sentence:
    The moon will soon gain
  7. gain - increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"
    --7 is one way to
    increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in - 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"
    --8 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun gainer2
    Sample sentence:
    They gain the money
  9. gain, put on - increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
    --9 is one way to change state, turn
    Antonyms: reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down
    Derived form: noun gainer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s something
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