What does the word gain mean?

Usage examples for gain

  1. 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
  2. " 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