Part of speech: verb

To get; win; arrive at; reach.

Part of speech: verb

To win over; propitiate.

Part of speech: verb

To make progress; improve; advance; obtain the advantage; often followed by on or upon.

Part of speech: noun

An advantage; acquisition; profit; increase.

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Usage examples "gain":

  1. In the last respect, however, we gain more perhaps than we lose. - "George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians", 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", 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", Frederick Marryat.