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Gain meaning

gain - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. increase ( one's body weight); " She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. derive a benefit from; " She profited from his vast experience"
  4. 4. A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
  5. 5. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
  6. 6. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
  7. 7. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
  8. 8. To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.
  9. 9. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
  10. 10. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
  11. 11. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
  12. 12. To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
  13. 13. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss.
  14. 14. Profit; acquisition.
  15. 15. To obtain; acquire; reach.

gain - examples of usage

  1. But I shall gain more than I lose." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I mean that I don't see what it would gain by being acted. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And they gain something worth having? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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