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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gain /ˈgen/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 gain /ˈgen/ 不及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain n.  Arch. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain, a.  Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain n.
 1. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
    But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.   --Phil. iii. 7.
    Godliness with contentment is great gain.   --1 Tim. vi. 6.
    Every one shall share in the gains.   --Shak.
 2. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation. “The lust of gain.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gained p. pr. & vb. n. Gaining.]
 1. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
    What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?   --Matt. xvi. 26.
    To gain dominion, or to keep it gained.   --Milton.
    For fame with toil we gain, but lose with ease.   --Pope.
 2. 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.
 3. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
    If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.   --Matt. xviii. 15.
    To gratify the queen, and gained the court.   --Dryden.
 4. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
    Forded Usk and gained the wood.   --Tennyson.
 5. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage. [Obs. or Ironical]
    Ye should . . . not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.   --Acts xxvii. 21.
 Gained day, the calendar day gained in sailing eastward around the earth.
 To gain ground, to make progress; to advance in any undertaking; to prevail; to acquire strength or extent.
 To gain over, to draw to one's party or interest; to win over.
 To gain the wind Naut., to reach the windward side of another ship.
 Syn: -- To obtain; acquire; get; procure; win; earn; attain; achieve.
 Usage: See Obtain. -- To Gain, Win. Gain implies only that we get something by exertion; win, that we do it in competition with others. A person gains knowledge, or gains a prize, simply by striving for it; he wins a victory, or wins a prize, by taking it in a struggle with others.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gain v. i. 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.
    Thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion.   --Ezek. xxii. 12.
 Gaining twist, in rifled firearms, a twist of the grooves, which increases regularly from the breech to the muzzle.  To gain on or To gain upon. (a) To encroach on; as, the ocean gains on the land. (b) To obtain influence with. (c) To win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest. (d) To get the better of; to have the advantage of.
    The English have not only gained upon the Venetians in the Levant, but have their cloth in Venice itself.   --Addison.
    My good behavior had so far gained on the emperor, that I began to conceive hopes of liberty.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]