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Definition 1: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) the amount by which something increases

"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

(... is a kind of gain ) (telecommunication) the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input

"if the loop gain is too great the system may go into oscillation"

Definition 2: the advantageous quality of being beneficial - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

(... is a kind of gain ) the quality of taking advantage

"she turned her writing skills to good account"

(... is a kind of gain ) the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit

Definition 3: the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating - [noun denoting possession]

(gain is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

(... is a kind of gain ) the amount of monetary gain

(... is a kind of gain ) an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price

Definition 4: a quantity that is added - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was an addition to property taxes this year
  • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of gain ) something contributing to growth or increase

"he scraped away the accretions of paint" "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

Definition 5: increase (one's body weight) - [verb of body]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of gain ) become round, plump, or shapely

"The young woman is fleshing out"

(... is a kind of gain ) gain (weight)

"He packed on two pounds over the summer"

Definition 6: rise in rate or price - [verb of change]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock market gained 24 points today

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) go up or advance

"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

Definition 7: increase or develop - [verb of change]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the peace movement gained momentum
  • the car gathers speed

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 8: obtain advantages, such as points, etc. - [verb of competition]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • win points

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gain ) steal a base

(... is a kind of gain ) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

Definition 9: reach a destination, either real or abstract - [verb of motion]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gain ) hit or reach the ground

(... is a kind of gain ) succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

"We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body

(... is a kind of gain ) succeed in reaching; arrive at

"The arrow found its mark"

(gain has a similar meaning as ...) reach in time

"We barely made the plane"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach or ascend the top of

"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach the summit (of a mountain)

"They breasted the mountain" "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

(... is a kind of gain ) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

"That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929" "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach the low point

"Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach or gain access to

"How does one access the attic in this house?" "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach the highest point of

"We scaled the Mont Blanc"

(... is a kind of gain ) reach the point where one should be after a delay

"I caught up on my homework"

(gain implies ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 10: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of gain ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of gain ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of gain ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of gain ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of gain ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of gain ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of gain ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(gain has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(gain has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 11: win something through one's efforts - [verb of possession]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
  • Gain an understanding of international finance
  • win someone's confidence and friendship

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of gain ) cheat or trick

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

Definition 12: derive a benefit from - [verb of possession]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She profited from his vast experience

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of gain ) take advantage of or capitalize on

(... is a kind of gain ) make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

(... is a kind of gain ) draw advantages from

"he is capitalizing on her mistake" "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

(... is a kind of gain ) enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

(... is a kind of gain ) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

Definition 13: obtain - [verb of possession]

Samples where gain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • derive pleasure from one's garden

Synonyms for gain in the sense of this definition

(gain is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of gain ) get or derive

"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

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