|1.||[ verb ] obtain|
: "derive pleasure from one's garden"
|Related terms:||obtain reap|
|2.||[ verb ] win something through one's efforts|
"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" "Gain an understanding of international finance"
|Related terms:||lose get cozen achiever winning gainer winnings|
|3.||[ verb ] derive a benefit from|
"She profited from his vast experience"
|Related terms:||get capitalize pyramid cash_in_on net profiteer benefit|
|4.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||indefinite_quantity accretion increase|
|5.||[ verb ] reach a destination, either real or abstract|
|Synonyms:||hit reach arrive_at make attain|
"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made the plane" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
|Related terms:||catch_up access peak get_through make breast bottom_out scale find find top ground culminate top_out summit make attainment travel|
|6.||[ verb ] obtain advantages, such as points, etc.|
|Synonyms:||win get_ahead advance gain_ground pull_ahead make_headway|
"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"
|Related terms:||fall_back score steal win gainer|
|7.||[ noun ] the advantageous quality of being beneficial|
|Related terms:||advantage account profitableness profit|
|8.||[ verb ] increase in;|
"gain momentum" "gain nerve"
|9.||[ noun ] the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input|
|Related terms:||increase loop_gain|
|10.||[ verb ] rise in rate or price|
"The stock market gained 24 points today"
|Related terms:||rise wax advance|
|11.||[ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages|
|Synonyms:||earn make bring_in realize realise clear pull_in take_in|
"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"
|Related terms:||get yield profit eke_out gross rake_off rake_in take_home make net|
|12.||[ noun ] the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating|
|Related terms:||loss sum paper_profit financial_gain|
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12628|
|14.||[ verb ] increase (one's body weight)|
"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
|Related terms:||reduce change_state pack_on round gainer|