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Definition of gain:

  1. A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
  2. Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
  3. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss.
  4. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
  5. To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.
  6. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
  7. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
  8. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
  9. To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
  10. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.


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