1. [ verb ] obtain
Synonyms: derive

: "derive pleasure from one's garden"

Related terms: obtain reap
2. [ verb ] win something through one's efforts
Synonyms: win acquire

"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
Synonyms: benefit profit

"She profited from his vast experience"

Related terms: get capitalize pyramid cash_in_on net profiteer benefit
4. [ noun ] a quantity that is added
Synonyms: increase addition

"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
Synonyms: profit
Related terms: advantage account profitableness profit
8. [ verb ] increase in;

"gain momentum" "gain nerve"

Related terms: increase
9. [ noun ] the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
Synonyms: amplification
Related terms: increase loop_gain
10. [ verb ] rise in rate or price
Synonyms: advance

"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)
Synonyms: put_on

"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

Related terms: reduce change_state pack_on round gainer
Similar spelling:   Gan