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Definition of Gain

Gain

  1. 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.
  2. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
  3. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
  4. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
  5. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
  6. 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.
  7. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
  8. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
  9. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
  10. 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.

Gain Quotations

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Bob Marley

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Jesus Christ

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Gain Translations

gain in Afrikaans is verdien, wen, profyt, wins
gain in Danish is erhverv, fortjene, vinde
gain in Dutch is acquest, aanwinst, buit, prooi
gain in Finnish is voittaa
gain in French is gagner, produit
gain in Italian is prodotto
gain in Latin is lucrum, mereo, praeda, acquiro
gain in Portuguese is ganho, ganhar
gain in Spanish is provecho, fruto
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