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Gain appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Let O'Hara gain an inn in a niagara hotel.
  • To gain a man in a mania, grab a bargain a man in a mania got.
  • Raw, evil dam on Niagara. Gain net time. Sub bus, emit ten Niagara. Gain no mad, live war.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gain:

amplificationadditiongainprofitincrease

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun gain and its most common antonym:

lossgain
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The word gain is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun gain

What does gain mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gains

  1. a quantity that is added
    • example: they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of gain: addition / increase
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
    • more specific word: accretion = something contributing to growth or increase
  2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  3. the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of gain: amplification
    • more generic words: increase / increment = the amount by which something increases
    • more specific term: loop gain = the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input
  4. the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

Alternative definition of the noun gain

noun

  1. The act of gaining.
  2. What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend.
  3. [electronics] The factor by which a signal is multiplied.

Definition of the adjective gain

What does gain mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [obsolete] Straight, direct; near; short.
  2. [obsolete] Suitable; convenient; ready.
  3. [dialectal] Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous.
  4. [dialectal] Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap.

Definition of the adverb gain

What does gain mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. [obsolete] Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means.
  2. [dialectal] Suitably; conveniently; dexterously; moderately.
  3. [dialectal] Tolerably; fairly.

Definition of the verb gain

What does gain mean as a doing word?

Gain is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: gained | gaining | gains

  1. obtain
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / for / on [Source]John earned $10 million on proceeds from the sale
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): cash, earn, fetch, get, save, score, secure, steal.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of gain: derive
    • more generic word: obtain = come into possession of
    • more specific words: draw / reap = get or derive
  2. win something through one's efforts
    • examples: Gain an understanding of international finance | They gain the money
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of gain: acquire / win
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific word: cozen = cheat or trick
  3. derive a benefit from
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of gain: benefit / profit
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific terms:
  4. reach a destination, either real or abstract
  5. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  6. rise in rate or price
    • examples: The stock market gained 24 points today | The moon will soon gain
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb]The price of oil soared
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] [Extent]The price of oil increased ten percent
      [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]The price of oil increased by ten percent
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb]Oil's price soared
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] [Extent]Oils's price increased ten percent
      [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] by [Extent]Oils's price increased by ten percent
      [Patient] [Verb]Imports have declined
      [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]Nonperforming assets at these banks declined by %15
      [Patient] [Verb] in [Attribute]Oil soared in price

      Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): advance, appreciate, balloon, climb, decline, decrease, depreciate, diminish, dip, drop, dwindle, fall, fluctuate, grow, increase, jump, lower, move, mushroom, plummet, plunge, rise, rocket, shift, skyrocket, soar, surge, swell, tumble, vary.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of gain: advance
    • more generic words: climb / mount / rise / wax = go up or advance
  7. increase or develop
    • example: the peace movement gained momentum
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of gain: gather
    • more generic word: increase = become bigger or greater in amount
  8. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  9. increase (one's body weight)
    • example: She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of gain: put on
    • antonym of gain: reduce
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb gain

verb

  1. [transitive] To acquire possession of what one did not have before.
  2. [transitive] To increase.
  3. [intransitive] To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual.
  4. [transitive] To reach.
  5. [intransitive] To put on weight.
  6. [context: of a clock or watch] To run fast.

Other definitions of gain

What does gain also mean?

preposition

  1. [obsolete] Against.

Business

  1. Gain: In electronics, gain is a measure of the ability of a two port circuit to increase the power or amplitude of a signal from the input to the output port by adding energy converted from some power supply to the signal. It is usually defined as the mean ratio of the signal amplitude or power at the output port to the amplitude or power at the input port. It is often expressed using the logarithmic decibel units. A gain greater than one, that is amplification, is the defining property of an active component or circuit, while a passive circuit will have a gain of less than one.
  2. Gain is a record label.

Person

Who is Gain?

Gain: Ga-In is a South Korean singer, actress, and entertainer. She is best known as a member of the Korean pop music girl-group Brown Eyed Girls and for her appearances alongside Jo Kwon from 2AM for TV shows We Got Married and All My Love.

  • also known as Son Ga In, Ga-In, Ga In, Son Ga-In, Baby-G, Son Ka-in
  • born on (28 years ago) in Seoul
  • nationality: South Korea
  • profession: Actor, singer, entertainer, dancer
  • member of musical group Brown Eyed Girls (Vocals) since
  • genres: Electronic dance music, K-pop, Synthpop, Nuevo tango, Electropop
  • albums: "Talk About S", "Step 2/4", "우리 사랑하게 됐어요", "Must Have LOVE", "Nostalgia (노스텔지아)", "Romantic Spring", "Bad Temper", "Fxxk U", "Truth Or Dare", "A Tempo"
  • filmography:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Collaboration Performance - "We fell in love", with Jo Kwon
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Music Video - "Irreversible"
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Collaboration Performance - "We fell in love", with Jo Kwon
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Collaboration Performance - "Someone Else", with Park Jin-young
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Artist
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Music Video - "Bloom"

Writings

  1. "Gain" is a novel by Richard Powers published by in 1998. It intertwines two stories: the first is the history of Clare International, a chemical conglomerate with origins in soap manufacturing in the early 18th century; the second is of Laura Bodey, a 42-year-old divorcée living near Clare International's headquarters who develops ovarian cancer. It won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction in 1999.
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Cancer, Progress
    • award: - James Fenimore Cooper Prize, received by Richard Powers
  2. "GAIN" is a book by Karin Martinson.
    • also known as "GAIN: child care in a welfare employment initiative: California's Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program", "GAIN: child care in a welfare employment initiative: Californiaś Greater Avenues for Independence Program"

Music

  1. "Gain" is an EP released by Sadie on December 30, 2009. It was released in 2 editions, a regular edition with the bonus track 'Regret' and a limited edition with a DVD containing the music video for 'ever' and also a slipcase.
    • genre: Heavy metal
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Gain" is a musical album of Anthony Scott MacKinnon.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  3. "Gain" is a musical album of Valery Gaina.
    • released in (20 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Gain a.k.a. Ga Language: Ga is a Kwa language spoken in Ghana, in and around the capital Accra. It has a phonemic distinction between 3 vowel lengths.
  2. Gain: In financial accounting, a gain is the increase in owner's equity resulting from something other than the day to day earnings from recurrent operations, and are not associated with investments or withdrawals. Typical gains refer to nontypical and nonrecurring transactions, for instance, gain on sale of land, change in a stock’s market price, a gift or a chance discovery.
  3. Gain is a brand of detergent made by Procter & Gamble.
  4. Gain in laser physics is a process, where the medium transfers part of its energy to the emitted electromagnetic radiation, resulting in an increase in laser power. This is the basic principle of all lasers. Quantitatively, the ability of a laser medium to increase power of light is characterised with Gain.
  5. Gain is a property of a projection screen, and is one of the specifications quoted by projection screen manufacturers.
  6. The gain, also called improvement over random can be specified for a classifier and is an important measure to describe the performance of it.

Phrases with Gain

Phrases starting with the word Gain:

  1. GAIN-
  2. Gain'd
  3. Gain line
  4. gain vigor
  5. gain ground

Phrases ending with the word Gain:

  1. to gain
  2. loop gain
  3. Brain Gain
  4. Weight gain
  5. capital gain
  6. financial gain
  7. No Pain, No Gain

Other phrase containing the word Gain:

  1. to gain ground

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gain

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Google previewMicrowave and Radio-Frequency Technologies in Agriculture (2016)

An Introduction for Agriculturalists and Engineers by Graham Brodie, Mohan V. Jacob, Peter Farrell

Directive gain is the ratio of the power density radiated in a particular direction compared to the power density radiated to...

Google previewTreating Affect Phobia (2003)

A Manual for Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy by Leigh McCullough

The hidden reward or secondary gain is the safety of isolation. • False self: A defense stemming from an Affect Phobia about valuing or revealing the true self. The hidden reward or secondary gain is the protection of the fragile sense of self.

Google previewAdvances in Music Information Retrieval (2010)

by Zbigniew W Ras, Alicja Wieczorkowska

Information gain is an entropy based measure for feature selection. Entropy is a commonly...

Entropy is a measure of impurity of training data and information gain is a measure of the effectiveness of a feature in classifying of the training data.

Google previewNutrition and Feeding of Fish (2012)

by Tom Lovell

In basic nutrition studies, such as in the determination of nutrient requirements, protein gain is the preferred response measure. In applied feeding studies, however, weight gain is the appropriate measure because fish are marketed on the ...

Google previewThe Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes (2008)

by Mary E. McDonald

T F Weight gain is a common manifestation of right-heart failure. If a student answers the multiple-idea question incorrectly, we cannot determine which concept the student does not understand, or if the student does not understand either ...

Google previewEconomics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A capital gain is a profit that results from a disposition of a capital asset, such as stock, bond or real estate, where the amount realized on the disposition exceeds the purchase price. The gain is the difference between a higher selling price and ...

Google previewProcess Control (2013)

Instrument Engineers' Handbook by Béla G. Lipták

The resulting static gain is the product of the two static gains, and the resulting time constant is the sum of the two time constants. If the two time constants are of the same order of magnitude, then the dead time is about 10% of the resulting total ...

Google previewThe Printing Ink Manual (2012)

by Robert Leach

Dot gain is the term used to describe the change in dot size which occurs between the image on the film positive or negative...

Dot gain is an inherent characteristic of lithographic printing (as is squash in letterpress and flexo) and not a fault.

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

gain: 1. The ratio of output current, voltage, or power to input current, voltage ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

gain. In an active device or system, the ratio between an output quantity and an input quantity given as a pure number (dimensionless), a percent, or in decibels when the input and output units are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition (2012)

by Lindsay H Allen, Andrew Prentice

Recommendations for pregnancy weight gain by BMI at conception Recommended weight gain range, kg (lb) Source: Modified from Institute of Medicine (2009) Weight gain during pregnancy: Reexamining the guidelines. In: Rasmussen KL ...

Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

gain Growth rate of the number of photons in a laser cavity. Gainin a medium occurs when the rate of stimulated ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The whole gain == L. 166 12 0 gerson, delegated for that purpose by the parties to the. has most to apprehend, and which have hitherto, in every age, more or less, carried on hostilities against him. The power of some creatures is greater, but ...

Google previewThe Focal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (1999)

by Xerxes Mazda, F. F. Mazda

gain: A measure of signal amplification. It is usually given by the ratio of the output amplitude of a signal to its input amplitude. This could be its current, voltage or power. The ratio can be measured as a fraction, percentage or in decibels.

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Usage statistics about gain

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gain:

amplificationadditiongainprofitincrease

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun gain and its most common antonym:

lossgain

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb gain:

attainadvancebenefitderivegatherearnclearrealizeacquiregainrealisehitreachwinmake

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb gain and its most common antonym:

reducegain

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One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. (Josh Billings)
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Scrabble value of G2A1I1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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