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gain

noun accomplishment, accretion, accrual, achievement, advancement, amplification, appreciation, attainment, augmentation benefit, betterment, enlargement, expansion, growth, heightening, improvement, increase, increment, master, obtainment, procurement, profit, success, upturn, winning
Associated concepts: gain derived from capital, gain derived from profits, net gain

gain

verb accept, accomplish, achieve, acquire, adopt, advance, assume, attain, avail, bag, be better for, be improved by, benefit, capere, capture, cash in on, clear, collect, come by, come into, consequi, derive, draw, earn, extract, flourish, gather, get, get possession of, glean, grasp, harvest, improve, learn, lucrari, make, make a profit, make capital, make money, master, move forward, net, obtain, pick up, procure, profit, prosper, realize, reap, reap profits, reap rewards, reap the benefit of, receive, secure, succeed, take, thrive, turn to account, win, yield returns
Associated concepts: accrued gain, activity for gain, annual gain, business gain, capital gains, economic gain, gainful employment, long term capital gain, net gain, pecuniary gain, private gain, short term capital gain
Foreign phrases: Nemo debet aliena jactura locupletari.No one ought to gain by another's loss.
See also: accession, accretion, accrue, accumulate, acquire, acquisition, advancement, advantage, appreciation, attain, augmentation, bear, benefit, betterment, boom, carry, collect, development, dividend, earn, edification, enlarge, enlargement, expand, gather, headway, improvement, increase, increment, inherit, interest, inure, obtain, output, perquisite, possess, prize, proceeds, procure, profit, progress, prosperity, purchase, reach, realize, reap, receipt, receive, recruit, revenue, secure, shelter, succeed, yield

GAIN. The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit.

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In almost 10 years as an analyst at the New York firm Gaines Berlin, Gaines has maintained a high profile.
At AGN, we believe a healthy body is the direct result of proper workouts," states Gaines.
The truck smashed the sedan into a mangled crescent and left Gaines with a broken pelvis and punctured lung.
Gaines, a wide receiver, was on the Ducks' 2009 roster but is not a member of this season's team.
Gaines doesn't remember his first name - told Reginald he was "headed for jail.
The jury already had before it evidence that (a victim) referred to Gaines as a `skinhead,' that Gaines referred to himself as a `peckerwood,' or white person, and that Gaines had devil horns tattooed on either side of his head.
For example, her masterful analyses of the formal intricacies of Gaines's use of point of view in The Autobiography of Miss lane Pittman and A Lesson Before Dying are deeply rooted in her knowledge of black oral tradition, dating back to slave literature and extending up to the porch talk which fascinated Gaines as a young man and inspired him as a mature writer.
This expertise is evident when she compares the emerging Gaines with the finished product, showing his evolution as a storyteller from his first novel, Catherine Carmier (1964) to the last, A Lesson Before Dying (1993), which, along with The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, has been disgracefully banned from some school libraries.
Gaines, 68, formerly trained in Northamptonshire for three years in the mid-1980s, and was tempted back to the role last year by employers Peter and Lucinda Featherstone, owners of Largesse Stud on a 60-acre site in Leicestershire.
It's very fun, very sweet," said Gaines of the new pattern prominently displayed in the store's corner window at its Broadway location.
Borrowing from Conceptual art, print journalism, and history painting, Gaines centered each of the five clusters of images and texts on view around a large black-and-white photo of the Washington mountain overlaid with white text telling fascinating, at times morbid tales of fate and folly, tragedy and survival: Absent Figures: Brigham Files (all works 2000), for instance, describes the miraculous survival of four climbers (from a team of six) who slid into a crevasse in part because of the recklessness of one member of the team, who managed to escape the crevasse but then met his end by sliding half a mile down the mountain.