gain

  • 1 gain — gain …

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  • 2 gain — [ gɛ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; de gagner 1 ♦ Littér. Action de gagner. Le gain d une bataille. ⇒ succès, victoire. Le gain d un procès. Cour. Avoir, obtenir gain de cause. Absolt Chances égales de gain et de perte. 2 ♦ Ce qu on gagne; profit, bénéfice… …

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  • 3 gain — n 1: an increase in value, capital, or amount compare loss capital gain: a gain realized on the sale or exchange of a capital asset (as a stock or real estate) ca·su·al·ty gain: a gain realized by an insured because property insurance benefits… …

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  • 4 gain — GAIN. s. m. Profit, lucre. Grand gain. petit gain. gain mediocre. gain sordide, illicite, deshonneste. travailler pour le gain. faire à moitié de gain. entrer avec quelqu un à moitié de gain & de perte. à perte & à gain. apporter grand gain.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Gain — Gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gained} (g[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gaining}.] [From gain, n. but. prob. influenced by F. gagner to earn, gain, OF. gaaignier to cultivate, OHG. weidin[=o]n, weidinen to pasture, hunt, fr. weida pasturage, G. weide,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Gain — (g[=a]n), n. [OE. gain, gein, ga[yogh]hen, gain, advantage, Icel. gagn; akin to Sw. gagn, Dan. gavn, cf. Goth. gageigan to gain. The word was prob. influenced by F. gain gain, OF. gaain. Cf. {Gain}, v. t.] 1. That which is gained, obtained, or… …

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  • 7 gain — gain1 [gān] n. [ME < OFr gaaigne < gaaignier: see GAIN1 the vt.] 1. an increase; addition; specif., a) [often pl.] an increase in wealth, earnings, etc.; profit; winnings b) an increase in advantage; advantage; improvement 2. the act of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Gain — Gain, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] Thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by… …

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  • 9 Gain — ist das englische Wort für Verstärkung (Physik), wird in der Technik verwendet die Eingangsverstärkung, etwa bei einem Mischpult oder Gitarrenverstärker der Gain (Mawddach), Quellfluss des Mawddach in Wales eine Namensvariante der… …

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  • 10 gain — ► VERB 1) obtain or secure. 2) reach or arrive at. 3) (gain on) come closer to (a person or thing pursued). 4) increase the amount or rate of (weight, speed, etc.). 5) increase in value. 6) (gain in) improve o …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Gain — Gain, a. [OE. gein, gain, good, near, quick; cf. Icel. gegn ready, serviceable, and gegn, adv., against, opposite. Cf. {Ahain}.] Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]… …

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  • 12 GAIN — may refer to: * Gain advertising network, a media marketing software of the Claria Corporation *GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, an NGO mobilizing public private partnerships to fight malnutrition *German Academic International… …

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  • 13 Gain — Gain, n. [Cf. W. gan a mortise.] (Arch.) 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 gain — vb 1 win, obtain, procure, secure, acquire, *get Analogous words: achieve, accomplish, effect (see PERFORM): endeavor, strive, struggle, *attempt, try Antonyms: forfeit: lose 2 compass, *reach, achieve, attain Analogous words …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 gain — [n] acquisition, winnings accretion, accrual, accumulation, achievement, addition, advance, advancement, advantage, attainment, benefit, boost, buildup, cut, dividend, earnings, emolument, gravy*, growth, headway*, hike*, improvement, income,… …

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  • 16 Gain — (Kain), strategisch wichtige, aber verfallene Stadt in der pers. Provinz Chorasan, mit weiten Ringmauern, aber nur ca. 4000 meist tatar. Einwohnern, beherrscht mehrere Straßen nach Afghanistan. Fabriziert werden Teppiche und Seidenstickereien,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Gain —   [engl.], Verstärkung …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 Gain — Le nom est porté en Bourgogne (58, 71) ainsi que dans l Ouest (50, 56). C est sans doute un toponyme correspondant à l ancien français gaain (= terre labourable, pâturage). Autre possibilité : producteur de fromage de gaain , fromage confectionné …

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  • 19 gain — *gain germ.?, stark. Verb: nhd. gehen; Vw.: s. *gēn …

    Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • 20 gain- — *gain germ.: Quelle: Personenname (4. Jh.); Sonstiges: Reichert, Lexikon der altgermanischen Namen 2, 1990, 512 (Gainas) …

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