Associations to the word «Gain»

Wiktionary

GAIN, preposition. (obsolete) Against.
GAIN, adjective. (obsolete) Straight, direct; near; short.
GAIN, adjective. (obsolete) Suitable; convenient; ready.
GAIN, adjective. (dialectal) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous.
GAIN, adjective. (dialectal) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap.
GAIN, adverb. (obsolete) Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means.
GAIN, adverb. (dialectal) Suitably; conveniently; dexterously; moderately.
GAIN, adverb. (dialectal) Tolerably; fairly.
GAIN, noun. The act of gaining.
GAIN, noun. What is gained.
GAIN, noun. (electronics) The factor by which a signal is multiplied.
GAIN, verb. (transitive) To acquire possession of what one did not have before.
GAIN, verb. (intransitive) To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress.
GAIN, verb. (transitive) (dated) To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition.
GAIN, verb. (transitive) To increase.
GAIN, verb. (intransitive) To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual.
GAIN, verb. (transitive) To reach.
GAIN, verb. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
GAIN, verb. (intransitive) To put on weight.
GAIN, verb. (of a clock or watch) To run fast.
GAIN, noun. (architecture) A square or bevelled 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.
GAIN GROUND, verb. To make progress or obtain advantage.
GAIN LINE, noun. (rugby) an imaginary line running across the pitch perpendicular to the touchline and passing through the breakdown or set piece. The subsequent phase is said to have passed "over the gain line" if the gain line at the subsequent breakdown is in front of the last, or "behind the gain line" if it is behind.
GAIN LINES, noun. Plural of gain line
GAIN ON, verb. To encroach on.
GAIN ON, verb. To obtain influence with.
GAIN ON, verb. To win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest.
GAIN ON, verb. To get the better of; to have the advantage of.
GAIN THE WIND, verb. (nautical) To reach the windward side of another ship.

Dictionary definition

GAIN, noun. 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".
GAIN, noun. The advantageous quality of being beneficial.
GAIN, noun. The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input.
GAIN, noun. The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating.
GAIN, verb. Obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden".
GAIN, verb. Win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance".
GAIN, verb. Derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience".
GAIN, verb. 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".
GAIN, verb. 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".
GAIN, verb. Rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today".
GAIN, verb. Increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed".
GAIN, verb. 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".
GAIN, verb. Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche