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Definition of GAIN
Pronunciation : GAIN

noun : GAIN

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input ;

  • 4. (

    ) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating ;

verb : GAIN

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"; "win someone's confidence and friendship" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" ;

  • 7. (

    ) increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed" ;

  • 9. (

    ) increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising" ;


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