gain
noun.
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
Synonym: addition, increase
noun.
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Synonym: profit
noun.
the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
Synonym: amplification
noun.
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
verb.
obtain
derive pleasure from one's garden
Synonym: derive
verb.
win something through one's efforts
I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese|Gain an understanding of international finance|win someone's confidence and friendship
Synonym: acquire, win
verb.
derive a benefit from
She profited from his vast experience
Synonym: benefit, profit
verb.
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.
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|win points
verb.
rise in rate or price
The stock market gained 24 points today
Synonym: advance
verb.
increase or develop
the peace movement gained momentum|the car gathers speed
Synonym: gather
verb.
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.
increase (one's body weight)
She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
Synonym: put on
Antonym: loss, reduce, fall back