Meaning of gain

Definition of 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"
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
(verb) obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
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"
derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
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"
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"; "win points"
rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
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"
increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

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