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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.
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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