Word:

Gain

Pronunciation: gānd
n.1.(Arch.) 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.
a.1.Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
n.1.That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss.
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
- Phil. iii. 7.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.
- 1 Tim. vi. 6.
2.The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Gained (gānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaining.]
1.To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
- Matt. xvi. 26.
To gain dominion, or to keep it gained.
- Milton.
For fame with toil we gain, but lose with ease.
- Pope.
2.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.
3.To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
- Matt. xviii. 15.
4.To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
Forded Usk and gained the wood.
- Tennyson.
5.To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
Ye should . . . not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
- Acts xxvii. 21.
Gained day
the calendar day gained in sailing eastward around the earth.
To gain ground
to make progress; to advance in any undertaking; to prevail; to acquire strength or extent.
To gain over
to draw to one's party or interest; to win over.
To gain the wind
(Naut.) to reach the windward side of another ship.
v. i.1.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.
Gaining twist
in rifled firearms, a twist of the grooves, which increases regularly from the breech to the muzzle.
To gain on
a - To encroach on; as, the ocean gains on the land.
b - To obtain influence with.
c - To win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest.
d - To get the better of; to have the advantage of.
Noun1.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"
Synonyms: increase, addition
2.gain - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Synonyms: profit
3.gain - the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
Synonyms: amplification
4.gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
Antonyms:
red ink, loss, red - the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
Verb1.gain - obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
Synonyms: derive
2.gain - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
Synonyms: win, acquire
3.gain - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
Synonyms: benefit, profit
4.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"
Synonyms: arrive at, reach, attain, hit, make
5.gain - 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:
6.gain - rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
Synonyms: advance
7.gain - increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"
8.gain - 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"
9.gain - increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Synonyms: put on
Antonyms:

GAIN. The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit.

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