Definition of Gain


  • the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  • the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • 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"


  • increase (one's body weight)
    "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
    - put on
  • 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"
    - take in - pull in - bring in
  • increase or develop
    "the peace movement gained momentum"
    "the car gathers speed"
  • rise in rate or price
    "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  • 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"
    - pull ahead - make headway - get ahead - gain ground
  • 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"
    - arrive at
  • derive a benefit from
    "She profited from his vast experience"
  • win something through one's efforts
    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"
    "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • obtain
    "derive pleasure from one's garden"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble gain

15 unscramble word found using the letters gain.

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