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gain

noun

1 gain

A quantity that is added:
— They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks.

synonyms: addition, increase.

Dutch: aangroei, aanwas, stijging, toename
Polish: przybór



2 gain

The advantageous quality of being beneficial.

synonym: profit.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilatation etc. (expansion) 194; increment, accretion; accession etc. 37; development, ... show more

Roget 618: good, benefit, advantage; improvement etc. 658; greatest good, supreme good; interest, service, behoof, behalf; weal; main chance, ... show more

Dutch: winst
Polish: profit, zysk, interes, beneficjum, korzyść, pożytek

3 gain

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

synonym: amplification.

Polish: amplifikacja

4 gain

The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.

Polish: wpływ, przychód

verb

1 gain

Obtain.

synonym: derive.

Dutch: behalen, boeken, halen

2 gain

Win something through one's efforts:
— Gain an understanding of international finance.

synonyms: acquire, win.

Dutch: komen, nemen, scheppen, verkrijgen, verwerven, winnen

3 gain

Derive a benefit from.

synonyms: benefit, profit.

4 gain

Reach a destination, either real or abstract.

synonyms: arrive at, attain, hit, make, reach.

5 gain

Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.:
— The home team was gaining ground.

synonyms: advance, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win.

Dutch: winnen

6 gain

Rise in rate or price:
— The stock market gained 24 points today.

synonym: advance.

7 gain

Increase or develop:
— The peace movement gained momentum.

synonym: gather.

8 gain

Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.

synonyms: bring in, clear, earn, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Dutch: verdienen, doen, opbrengen

9 gain

Increase (one's body weight):
— She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising.

synonym: put on.

Dutch: aankomen, verdikken


adjective

Roget 698: skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain; slick, smart etc. (active) ... show more

Moby thesaurus: accept, access, accession, accomplish, accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, accumulate, accumulation, achieve, achievement, acquire, acquisition, addition, admit, advance, advantage, aggrandizement, ameliorate ... show more.

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