Dictionary Results for gain


1. gain - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): addition, increase

Hypernym(s): indefinite_quantity




2. gain - noun

· the advantageous quality of being beneficial

Synonym(s): profit

Hypernym(s): advantage, vantage




3. gain - noun

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

Synonym(s): amplification

Hypernym(s): increase, increment




4. gain - noun

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

Hypernym(s): sum, sum_of_money, amount, amount_of_money

Antonym(s): loss




5. gain - verb

· obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"

Synonym(s): derive

Hypernym(s): obtain




6. gain - verb

· win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"; "win someone's confidence and friendship"

Synonym(s): acquire, win

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




7. gain - verb

· derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"

Synonym(s): profit, benefit

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




8. gain - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at




9. gain - verb

· 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"; "win points"

Synonym(s): advance, win, pull_ahead, make_headway, get_ahead, gain_ground

Antonym(s): fall_back




10. gain - verb

· rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"

Synonym(s): advance

Hypernym(s): wax, mount, climb, rise




11. gain - verb

· increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"

Synonym(s): gather

Hypernym(s): increase




12. gain - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): take_in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull_in, bring_in

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




13. gain - verb

· increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

Synonym(s): put_on

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

Antonym(s): reduce





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