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1. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] obtain.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • derive
  • obtain

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Gain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word gain


1. Noun, singular or mass
The gain in one stock is therefore likely to offset the loss in the other.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Assistants who gain vast work experience can progress to become recreational coordinators.

3. Verb, base form
There are also mental health benefits that you can gain from walking.

Quotes containing the word gain


1. No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.
- Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

2. I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
- Zach Galifianakis

3. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

2. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] win something through one's efforts.

Synonyms

  • win
  • get
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] derive a benefit from.

Synonyms

  • capitalize
  • profiteer
  • net
  • cash in on
  • clear
  • pyramid
  • capitalise
  • profit
  • get
  • benefit
  • sack up
  • take advantage
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • back
  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] reach a destination, either real or abstract.

Synonyms

  • scale
  • surmount
  • summit
  • ground
  • access
  • arrive at
  • peak
  • find
  • locomote
  • get at
  • culminate
  • top
  • move
  • bottom out
  • hit
  • go
  • run aground
  • catch up
  • breast
  • reach
  • attain
  • make
  • get through
  • come through
  • travel

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • enter
  • hop out

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. gain

noun. ['ˈgeɪn'] a quantity that is added.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • indefinite quantity
  • accretion

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. gain

noun. ['ˈgeɪn'] the advantageous quality of being beneficial.

Synonyms

  • profitableness
  • advantage
  • profit
  • gainfulness
  • profitability
  • lucrativeness
  • vantage

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • unprofitableness
  • figure
  • log out

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] obtain advantages, such as points, etc..

Synonyms

  • tally
  • score
  • rack up
  • steal
  • pull ahead
  • advance
  • hit
  • win
  • get ahead
  • make headway

Antonyms

  • bottom
  • low
  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] rise in rate or price.

Synonyms

  • mount
  • climb
  • rise
  • advance

Antonyms

  • begin
  • foot
  • worst
  • side

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. gain

noun. ['ˈgeɪn'] the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input.

Synonyms

  • loop gain
  • increase
  • amplification

Antonyms

  • fall
  • take office
  • disconnect
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. gain

verb. ['ˈgeɪn'] increase or develop.

Synonyms

  • increase

Antonyms

  • advance
  • please

Etymology

  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gayn (Middle English (1100-1500))
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