Textual thesaurus for "gain"

(noun) amplification

the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

(noun) profit

the advantageous quality of being beneficial

(noun) addition, increase

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

(verb) put on

increase (one's body weight)

She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising

(verb) gather

increase or develop

the peace movement gained momentum; the car gathers speed

(verb) advance

rise in rate or price

The stock market gained 24 points today

(verb) make headway, win, pull ahead, get ahead, gain ground, advance

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

(verb) hit, make, attain, arrive at, reach

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

(verb) acquire, win

win something through one's efforts

I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese; Gain an understanding of international finance

(verb) clear, bring in, take in, earn, make, realise, realize, pull in

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

(verb) profit, benefit

derive a benefit from

She profited from his vast experience

(verb) derive


derive pleasure from one's garden