Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gain
IPA transcription: [ɡ'eɪn]
Pronunciations of gain
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: addition, increase, gain
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: profit, gain
    Meaning: the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • Synonyms: amplification, gain
    Meaning: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • Synonyms: gain
    Meaning: the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: derive, gain
    Meaning: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
  • Synonyms: acquire, win, gain
    Meaning: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • Synonyms: profit, gain, benefit
    Meaning: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
  • Synonyms: reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: gain, advance, win, pull_ahead, make_headway, get_ahead, gain_ground
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: advance, gain
    Meaning: rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  • Synonyms: gain, gather
    Meaning: increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
  • Synonyms: gain, take_in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull_in, bring_in
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • Last comes the lover of gain?
  • What would he gain by staying his hand now?
  • The Master said, The chase of gain is rich in hate.
  • Lincoln did not gain any immediate eminence at the bar.
  • He fencing for a topic with which he might gain my affection.
  • Very likely the animal might gain confidence and show itself.
  • He comes not for earthly gain, but for the gain of your souls.
  • I must gain his confidence at once. Anita had laid her helmet aside.
  • He can only lose, not gain, by that mixed intercourse with the world.
  • "Have I anything to gain by a lie?" responded Maud, with a curling lip.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Space Race, License CC BY-SA 4.0