What does the word gain mean?

Usage examples for gain

  1. In the last respect, however, we gain more perhaps than we lose. – George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians by T. Martin Wood
  2. So she came to him in the night, with a drink, and said: " I give you this in hopes I'll gain more drink by you." – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  3. " The roof is safe," thought he, as he withdrew from the window; " and now I do not know whether the loss of the veranda may not prove a gain to us." – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat