gain  

  • Pronunciation of gain: G EY1 N (ɡeɪn)

  • Number of syllables of gain: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of gain

  • Definition of gain

    • (n): the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input  
    • (n): the advantageous quality of being beneficial  
    • (n): the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (v): increase (one''s body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"  
    • (v): increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"  
    • (v): rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): win something through one''s efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"  
    • (v): obtain; "derive pleasure from one''s garden"  
  • Examples of gain

    • We gain perspicacity and our knowledge is sharpened.  
    • He started to gain international popularity.  
    • To gain understanding that wisdom may be vouchsafed to me.  
    • U.S. stocks fluctuated, following yesterday's gain in benchmark indexes.  
    • The crew gain the drug's antidote.  
    • He tried to gain advocacy.  
    • Gain, and the pursuit of gain, sharpen a man's visage.  
    • Pilots perform stressful maneuvers to gain advantage in the dogfight.  
    • Protests gain ground but foreshadow new sectarianism.  
    • Consequently, poverty gradually started to gain inroad into the society.  

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