HyperDic: gain

English > 13 senses of the word gain:
VERBpossessiongain, deriveobtain
possessiongain, acquire, winwin something through one's efforts
possessiongain, profit, benefitderive a benefit from
motiongain, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive atreach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
competitiongain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain groundobtain advantages, such as points, etc.
changegain, advancerise in rate or price / price
changegain, gatherincrease / increase or develop
possessiongain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
bodygain, put onincrease (one's body weight)
NOUNquantitygain, addition, increasea quantity that is added
attributegain, profitthe advantageous quality of being beneficial
attributegain, amplificationthe amount of increase / increase / increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
possessiongainthe amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
gain > pronunciation
Soundsgey'n
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English > gain: 13 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA quantity that is added.
Example "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
Synonymsaddition, increase
NarroweraccretionSomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Spanishadición, aumento, incremento
Catalanaddició, augment, increment
English > gain: 13 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe advantageous quality of being beneficial.
Synonymprofit
NarroweraccountThe quality of taking advantage
profitableness, profitability, gainfulness, lucrativenessThe quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishbeneficio, ganancia, provecho
Catalanbenefici, guany, profit
English > gain: 13 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe amount of increase / increase / increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input.
Synonymamplification
Narrowerloop gain(telecommunication) the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input
Broaderincrease, incrementThe amount by which something increases / increases
Spanishamplificación, ganancia
Catalanguany
English > gain: 13 senses > noun 4, possession
MeaningThe amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.
Narrowerfinancial gainThe amount of monetary gain
paper profitAn unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price
Broadersum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneyA quantity of money
Oppositeloss, red ink, redThe amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
Spanishbeneficio, ganancia
Catalanbenefici, guany, lucre
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningObtain.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymderive
Narrowerreap, drawGet or derive
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanishganar, recibir, sacar
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningwin something through one's efforts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey gain the money
Example "Gain an understanding of international finance"
Synonymsacquire, win
Narrowercozencheat or trick
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Oppositelosefail to get or obtain
Spanishadquirir, ganarse, ganar, triunfar, vencer
Catalanguanyar-se
Nounsgainera person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits / profits)
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningderive a benefit from.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsprofit, benefit
Narrowercapitalize, capitalise, take advantageDraw advantages from
cash in ontake advantage of or capitalize on
net, sack, sack up, clearmake as a net profit
profiteermake an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
pyramidenlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, aprovecharse, aprovechar, beneficiarse, beneficiar, ganar, obtener frutos, sacar provecho, sacar ventaja
Catalanafavorir, aprofitar-se, beneficiar-se, beneficiar
Nounsgainera person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits / profits)
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at
Entailstravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Narroweraccess, get atreach or gain access to
bottom outreach the low point
catch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
culminatereach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
findsucceed in reaching
get through, come throughsucceed in reaching a real or abstract destination / destination after overcoming problems
ground, run agroundhit or reach the ground
makereach in time
scale, surmountreach the highest point / point of
summit, breastreach the summit (of a mountain)
topreach or ascend the top of
top out, peakTo reach the highest point
Similar tomakereach in time
Spanishalcanzar, arribar, contactar, ganar, llegar, lograr, obtener, pegar
Catalanarribar a, arribar, assolir, contactar, pegar
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 5, competition
MeaningObtain advantages, such as points, etc..
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The home team was gaining ground"
Synonymsadvance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
Narrowerscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
stealSteal a base
Oppositefall back, drop off, fall behind, recederetreat
Spanishadelantarse, anticipar, avanzarse, avanzar, ganar, internarse
Catalananticipar, avançar-se, endinsar-se, guanyar, internar-se
Nounsgainera person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits / profits)
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningRise in rate or price / price.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
ModelThe moon will soon gain
Example"The stock market gained 24 points today"
Synonymadvance
Broaderwax, mount, climb, risego up or advance
Spanishadelantar, anticipar, aumentar, ganar
Catalananticipar, augmentar, avançar-se, avançar
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningincrease / increase or develop.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"the peace movement gained momentum"
Synonymgather
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishcongregar
Catalancongregar, guanyar
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningearn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey gain the money
Synonymstake in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
Narrowereke out, squeeze outmake by laborious and precarious means
grossearn before taxes, expenses, etc.
profit, turn a profitmake a profit
rake in, shovel inearn large sums of money
rake offTake money from an illegal transaction
take home, bring homeearn as a salary or wage
yield, pay, bearbring in
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tomakeact in a certain way so as to acquire
net, sack, sack up, clearmake as a net profit
Spanishadquirir, advertir, clarificar, cobrar, ganar, hacer
Catalanadvertir, clarificar, guanyar
Nounsgainera person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits / profits)
English > gain: 13 senses > verb 9, body
Meaningincrease (one's body weight).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s
Example"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Synonymput on
Narrowerpack ongain (weight)
round, flesh out, fill outBecome round, plump, or shapely
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositereduce, melt off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim downTake off weight
Spanishengordar, engrosar, engruesar, ganar
Catalanengreixar-se, engrossir-se
Nounsgainera person who gains weight

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