Definitions of gain

  1. To have profit; to encroach or advance on; to gain ground on; to prevail against or have the advantage; to obtain influence with.
  2. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
  3. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss.
  4. To obtain, as profit or advantage; earn; win; arrive at.
  5. To obtain by effort: to earn: to be successful in: to draw to one's own party: to reach: ( New Test.) to escape.
  6. To obtain; acquire; reach.
  7. To get; win; arrive at; reach.
  8. To win over; propitiate.
  9. 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.
  10. To improve or make progress; increase; advance.
  11. reach a destination, either real or abstract; " 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"
  12. 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"
  13. obtain; " derive pleasure from one's garden"
  14. increase in; " gain momentum"; " gain nerve"
  15. To make progress; improve; advance; obtain the advantage; often followed by on or upon.
  16. To obtain by industry or the employment of capital; to acquire; to earn; to obtain by superiority or success; to win; to obtain; to win to one's side or over; to reach.
  17. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain by effort; to procure; to have profit or advantage; to reach or arrive at.
  18. the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  19. the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  20. increase ( one's body weight); " She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  21. derive a benefit from; " She profited from his vast experience"
  22. 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.
  23. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
  24. 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.
  25. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
  26. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
  27. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
  28. Advantage; proflt; opposite to loss.
  29. That which is gained: profit:- opp. to LOSS.
  30. Profit; acquisition.
  31. An advantage; acquisition; profit; increase.
  32. Something obtained as an advantage; profit; interest. To gain into, to persuade to join in. To gain over, to draw over to one's party or interest. To gain ground, to advance in any undertaking. To gain the wind, to attain the windward side of another ship.
  33. Profit; advantage obtained; interest.
  34. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.