gain

phonetic symbol: / ɡéɪn / 

gain - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
amplification

[ noun ]
■ the advantageous quality of being beneficial
profit

[ noun ]
■ the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

[ noun ]
■ a quantity that is added
e.g.)
・they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
addition , increase

[ verb ]
■ increase (one's body weight)
e.g.)
・She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
put on

[ verb ]
■ increase or develop
e.g.)
・the peace movement gained momentum
gather

[ verb ]
■ rise in rate or price
e.g.)
・The stock market gained 24 points today
advance

[ verb ]
■ obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
e.g.)
・The home team was gaining ground
advance , gain ground , get ahead , make headway , pull ahead , win

[ verb ]
■ reach a destination, either real or abstract
arrive at , attain , hit , make , reach

[ verb ]
■ win something through one's efforts
e.g.)
・Gain an understanding of international finance
acquire , win

[ verb ]
■ earn on some commercial or business transaction
■ earn as salary or wages
bring in , clear , earn , make , pull in , realise , realize , take in

[ verb ]
■ derive a benefit from
benefit , profit

[ verb ]
■ obtain
derive

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