gain gain  /ˈɡeɪn/


  1. (n) a quantity that is added
  2. (n) the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  3. (n) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  4. (n) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  5. (v) obtain
  6. (v) win something through one's efforts
  7. (v) derive a benefit from
  8. (v) reach a destination, either real or abstract
  9. (v) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  10. (v) rise in rate or price
  11. (v) increase or develop
  12. (v) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  13. (v) increase (one's body weight)



  1. Where you gain weight on your body may play a significant role in how you can lose it.
  2. A study in lab animals is the first to link the timing of meals to the degree of weight gain, supporting researchers' hunch: midnight snacks are particularly bad for your waistline.
  3. In the long run, that could make a difference in weight gain.


  1. Ahead of the Bell: US construction Spending

    Construction spending likely showed a gain in May, helped by strength in home building. Economists were predicting that construction spending rose 0.6 percent in May, compared with April, according to ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Kenya shilling steady, may get lift from foreigners buying shares

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling was steady against the dollar on Monday but could gain a little in the days ahead as foreign investors come back into the share market, traders said on Monday. At 0740 GMT, leading commercial banks posted the shilling at 85.85/95, compared with Friday's closing rate of 85.80/90. Traders said most importers had already filled their end month dollar ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Night owls gain more weight

    New research published today in the journal Sleep confirms what scientists have been telling us for some time now: the later you stay up, the more sleep you lose, the more calories you’ll eat, and the more weight you’ll gain.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: MSN


  1. "My life has become unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs," she said from the Cirque Lodge clinic. "I want to be healthy and gain control of my life and career, and have asked for medical help in doing so."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source:

  2. "The United States rejects the notion that NATO's gain is Russia's loss, or that Russia's strength is NATO's weakness," Biden said.
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain," Pelosi and Reid wrote in a letter to Bush.
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

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