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Definition of 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

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

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Thomas Jefferson

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