Meaning of GAIN in English


noun to get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.

2. gain ·vt the obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.

3. gain ·adj convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.

4. gain ·noun to draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.

5. gain ·noun to get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.

6. gain ·vt that which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit;

— opposed to loss.

7. gain ·noun to reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.

8. gain ·noun to come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.

9. gain ·noun a square or beveled 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.

10. gain ·vi to have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.