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gain (>Vietnamese)

n

1: 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" [syn: addition, increase]

2: the advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: profit]

3: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input [syn: amplification]

4: the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating [ant: loss]

v

1: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" [syn: derive]

2: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance" [syn: acquire, win] [ant: lose]

3: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: profit, benefit]

4: 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" [syn: reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at]

5: 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" [syn: advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground] [ant: fall back]

6: rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today" [syn: advance]

7: increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"

8: 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" [syn: take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]

9: increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising" [syn: put on] [ant: reduce]

Adjacent words: gagwriter | gai choi | Gaia | gaiety | gaillardia | Gaillardia pulchella | gaily | gain | gain ground | gain vigor | gainer | Gainesville | gainful | gainfully | gaining control | gainlessly

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