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When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.
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Meaning of "gain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GAIN

From Old French gaaignier, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German weidenen to forage, hunt.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GAIN

gain  [ɡeɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gain is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gain in English.

WHAT DOES GAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gain

Gain

In electronics, gain is a measure of the ability of a circuit to increase the power or amplitude of a signal from the input to the output by adding energy converted from some power supply to the signal. It is usually defined as the mean ratio of the signal output of a system to the signal input of the same system. It is often expressed using the logarithmic decibel units. A gain greater than one, that is, amplification, is the defining property of an active component or circuit, while a passive circuit will have a gain of less than one. The term gain alone is ambiguous, and can refer to the ratio of output to input voltage,, current or electric power. In the field of audio and general purpose amplifiers, especially operational amplifiers, the term usually refers to voltage gain, but in radio frequency amplifiers it usually refers to power gain. Furthermore, the term gain is also applied in systems such as sensors where the input and output have different units; in such cases the gain units must be specified, as in "5 microvolts per photon" for the responsivity of a photosensor.

Definition of gain in the English dictionary

The first definition of gain in the dictionary is to acquire ; obtain. Other definition of gain is to win in competition. Gain is also to increase, improve, or advance.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GAIN

PRESENT

Present
I gain
you gain
he/she/it gains
we gain
you gain
they gain
Present continuous
I am gaining
you are gaining
he/she/it is gaining
we are gaining
you are gaining
they are gaining
Present perfect
I have gained
you have gained
he/she/it has gained
we have gained
you have gained
they have gained
Present perfect continuous
I have been gaining
you have been gaining
he/she/it has been gaining
we have been gaining
you have been gaining
they have been gaining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gained
you gained
he/she/it gained
we gained
you gained
they gained
Past continuous
I was gaining
you were gaining
he/she/it was gaining
we were gaining
you were gaining
they were gaining
Past perfect
I had gained
you had gained
he/she/it had gained
we had gained
you had gained
they had gained
Past perfect continuous
I had been gaining
you had been gaining
he/she/it had been gaining
we had been gaining
you had been gaining
they had been gaining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gain
you will gain
he/she/it will gain
we will gain
you will gain
they will gain
Future continuous
I will be gaining
you will be gaining
he/she/it will be gaining
we will be gaining
you will be gaining
they will be gaining
Future perfect
I will have gained
you will have gained
he/she/it will have gained
we will have gained
you will have gained
they will have gained
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gaining
you will have been gaining
he/she/it will have been gaining
we will have been gaining
you will have been gaining
they will have been gaining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gain
you would gain
he/she/it would gain
we would gain
you would gain
they would gain
Conditional continuous
I would be gaining
you would be gaining
he/she/it would be gaining
we would be gaining
you would be gaining
they would be gaining
Conditional perfect
I would have gain
you would have gain
he/she/it would have gain
we would have gain
you would have gain
they would have gain
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gaining
you would have been gaining
he/she/it would have been gaining
we would have been gaining
you would have been gaining
they would have been gaining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gain
we let´s gain
you gain
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gain
Past participle
gained
Present Participle
gaining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GAIN


Bahrain
bɑːˈreɪn
brain
breɪn
campaign
kæmˈpeɪn
chain
tʃeɪn
contain
kənˈteɪn
domain
dəˈmeɪn
explain
ɪkˈspleɪn
jane
dʒeɪn
lain
leɪn
lane
leɪn
main
meɪn
Maine
meɪn
maintain
meɪnˈteɪn
obtain
əbˈteɪn
pain
peɪn
plain
pleɪn
plane
pleɪn
rain
reɪn
remain
rɪˈmeɪn
sean
seɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GAIN

gaillardia
gaily
gain ground
gain time
gainable
gainer
gainful
gainful employment
gainfully
gainfulness
gaingiving
gainings
gainless
gainlessness
gainliness
gainly
gains
gainsaid
gainsay
gainsayer

WORDS THAT END LIKE GAIN

again
ain
bargain
Britain
captain
certain
drain
ever and again
fountain
grain
Hussain
in the main
in the public domain
mountain
over again
retain
Spain
strain
terrain
train

Synonyms and antonyms of gain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gain

Translation of «gain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GAIN

Find out the translation of gain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

收获
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ganancia
570 millions of speakers

English

gain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाभ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَكْسَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прибавка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ganho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাভ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keuntungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gewinn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

利得
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

증가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gain
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tăng trưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆதாயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाढणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kazanç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guadagno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zysk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зростання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

creștere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κέρδος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vinst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gevinst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GAIN»

The term «gain» is very widely used and occupies the 3.716 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gain

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10 QUOTES WITH «GAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gain.
1
Mahmoud Abbas
Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it; rather we want to gain legitimacy for the cause of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of ruthless force, and we believe that all the countries of the world stand with us in this regard.
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Karl Abraham
Both dreams and neurotic dream-states have as their function the avoidance of displeasure, but the dream-states also serve to provide a positive pleasure gain.
3
Susan B. Anthony
She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.
4
Dan Ariely
It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field.
5
Iggy Azalea
I do absolutely nothing, actually, believe it or not. People will probably hate me for saying that, but I guess I'm one of those lucky horrible people who, no matter what I eat, I don't gain a pound. My whole family is just like that. They're all skinny and tall, and I guess, so am I.
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Robert Baden-Powell
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
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Erik Brynjolfsson
Some people think it's a law that when productivity goes up, everybody benefits. There is no economic law that says technological progress has to benefit everybody or even most people. It's possible that productivity can go up and the economic pie gets bigger, but the majority of people don't share in that gain.
8
Steven Burd
We've been paying for 100 percent of preventive care. But if you're not getting annual physicals, then you're not going to gain a financial incentive, so effectively your insurance premium with us will go up.
9
Charisma Carpenter
When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.
10
Clayton Christensen
When you improve your product so it does the customer's job better, then you gain market share.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GAIN»

Discover the use of gain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pain and Gain-The Untold True Story
This is the untold true story of one citizen's pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly mistold if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film.
Marc Schiller, 2013
2
Brain Gain: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy
In Brain Gain, Darrell West addresses why immigration policy is so politically difficult in the United States despite the substantial social, economic, intellectual, and cultural benefits it brings.
Darrell M. West, 2010
3
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2012
4
Gain: A Novel
The novel's stunning conclusion reveals the countless invisible connections between the largest enterprises and the smallest lives.
Richard Powers, 2010
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Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang ...
Sharing lessons from his mentors and advice from his own life-changing experiences, Blair provides an inspirational guide for people willing to put in the hard work, time, and dedication needed to achieve entrepreneurial success.
Ryan Blair, 2011
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Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities
"Net Gain" is the first book to identify where the next level of value lies on the Internet.
John Hagel, Arthur Armstrong, 1997
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How to gain gain: A Reference Book on Triodes in Audio Pre-Amps
In addition, to demonstrate the differences of feedback and non-feedback relationships, in the last chapter and on MathCad basis, a very extensive and complete calculation example for a three stage linear pre-amplifier as well as a three ...
Burkhard Vogel, 2008
8
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades.
Portia de Rossi, 2011
9
Ditch the Weight and Gain Your Life
DITCH THE WEIGHT AND GAIN YOUR LIFE is a compelling reformulation of century old basic principles that helps your body detoxify, removing wastes, toxins and fats from your body.
Leah Marmulla, 2008
10
To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus.
Matt Chandler, Jared C. Wilson, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scott Walker Works to Gain Credibility as Official Campaign Begins
After listening to Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as he has traveled the country preparing his campaign for president, which officially begins on ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Faster Weight Gain Considered Safe for Anorexia Patients in Hospital
Those hospitalized with anorexia nervosa can gain weight at a faster rate than national guidelines currently recommend as long as the patients ... «PsychCentral.com, Jul 15»
3
Young Luzerne County public defenders gain valuable experience
Six young attorneys from the Luzerne County Office of the Public Defender pose for a group photo in an office conference room. Clockwise from ... «Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Jul 15»
4
Florida trying to gain ground on pythons
They've munched on rabbits and other wildlife in Everglades National Park, while making wetlands and coastal habitats within the Everglades ... «MyPalmBeachPost, Jul 15»
5
Two NM pueblos gain control of schools' curriculum
SANTA FE – Two New Mexico pueblos will control the curriculum at their schools but worry that authority may come at a great cost, tribal ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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Bullpen helps Grizzlies gain road win at River City
The Gateway Grizzlies' bullpen shut the door against the River City Rascals in a 4-2 victory on Saturday night at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
7
Fairy-tale metaphors gain currency
The Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is warning against 'beggar-thy-neighbour' policy, while his counterparts abroad have ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
8
Greece Must Legislate New Measures Immediately to Gain Trust of …
According to comments by top European officials after the end of the Eurogroup meeting, Greece must show willingness to reform and gain the ... «Greek Reporter, Jul 15»
9
Op-ed: If it stops issuing marriage licenses, Utah would gain nothing …
I recently celebrated my 24th wedding anniversary. In 24 years of marriage, I have not thought about my marriage license as much as I have in ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Contador's Tour de France looking up with time gain on Nibali
On the Tour de France's first visit to the Mûr de Bretagne in four years, Tinkoff-Saxo leader Alberto Contador was unable to repeat the second ... «Cyclingnews.com, Jul 15»

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