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Gain vs. Increase

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Gainpreposition

(obsolete) Against.

Increaseverb

(intransitive) (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.

‘His rage only increased when I told him of the lost money.’;

Gainadjective

(obsolete) Straight, direct; near; short.

‘the gainest way’;

Increaseverb

(transitive) To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.

Gainadjective

(obsolete) Suitable; convenient; ready.

Increaseverb

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

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Gainadjective

(dialectal) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous.

Increaseverb

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.

‘The Moon increases.’;

Gainadjective

(dialectal) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap.

Increasenoun

An amount by which a quantity is increased.

Gainadverb

(obsolete) Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means.

Increasenoun

For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

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Gainadverb

(dialectal) Suitably; conveniently; dexterously; moderately.

Increasenoun

(knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).

Gainadverb

(dialectal) Tolerably; fairly.

‘gain quiet (= fairly/pretty quiet)’;

Increaseverb

To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.

‘The waters increased and bare up the ark.’; ‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’; ‘The heavens forbidBut that our loves and comforts should increase,Even as our days do grow!’;

Gainnoun

The act of gaining; acquisition.

Increaseverb

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

‘Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.’;

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Gainnoun

What is gained.

Increaseverb

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.

Gainnoun

(electronics) The factor by which a signal is multiplied.

Increaseverb

To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.

‘I will increase the famine.’; ‘Make denialsIncrease your services.’;

Gainnoun

(architecture) A square or bevelled 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.

Increasenoun

Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.

‘As if increase of appetite had grownBy what it fed on.’; ‘For things of tender kind for pleasure madeShoot up with swift increase, and sudden are decay'd.’;

Gainverb

(transitive) To acquire possession of.

‘Looks like you've gained a new friend.’;

Increasenoun

That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.

‘Take thou no usury of him, or increase.’; ‘Let them not live to taste this land's increase.’;

Gainverb

(intransitive) To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress.

‘The sick man gains daily.’;

Increasenoun

Progeny; issue; offspring.

‘All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.’;

Gainverb

To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition.

‘to gain a battle; to gain a case at law’;

Increasenoun

Generation.

Gainverb

(transitive) To increase.

Increasenoun

The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.

‘Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon.’;

Gainverb

(intransitive) To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual.

‘I'm gaining (on you).’; ‘gain ground’;

Increasenoun

a quantity that is added;

‘there was an addition to property taxes this year’; ‘they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks’;

Gainverb

(transitive) To reach.

‘to gain the top of a mountain’;

Increasenoun

a change resulting in an increase;

‘the increase is scheduled for next month’;

Gainverb

To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.

Increasenoun

a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;

‘the increase in unemployment’; ‘the growth of population’;

Gainverb

(intransitive) To put on weight.

‘I've been gaining.’;

Increasenoun

the amount by which something increases;

‘they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare’;

Gainverb

(of a clock or watch) To run fast.

Increasenoun

the act of increasing something;

‘he gave me an increase in salary’;

Gainnoun

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.

Increaseverb

become bigger or greater in amount;

‘The amount of work increased’;

Gainnoun

That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; - opposed to loss.

‘But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.’; ‘Godliness with contentment is great gain.’; ‘Every one shall share in the gains.’;

Increaseverb

make bigger or more;

‘The boss finally increased her salary’; ‘The university increased the number of students it admitted’;

Gainnoun

The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.

Gainadjective

Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.

Gainverb

To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.

‘What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’; ‘To gain dominion, or to keep it gained.’; ‘For fame with toil we gain, but lose with ease.’;

Gainverb

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.

Gainverb

To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.

‘If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.’; ‘To gratify the queen, and gained the court.’;

Gainverb

To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.

‘Forded Usk and gained the wood.’;

Gainverb

To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.

‘Ye should . . . not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.’;

Gainverb

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.

‘Thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion.’; ‘The English have not only gained upon the Venetians in the Levant, but have their cloth in Venice itself.’; ‘My good behavior had so far gained on the emperor, that I began to conceive hopes of liberty.’;

Gainnoun

a quantity that is added;

‘there was an addition to property taxes this year’; ‘they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks’;

Gainnoun

the advantageous quality of being beneficial

Gainnoun

the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

Gainnoun

the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

Gainverb

obtain;

‘derive pleasure from one's garden’;

Gainverb

win something through one's efforts;

‘I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese’; ‘Gain an understanding of international finance’;

Gainverb

derive a benefit from;

‘She profited from his vast experience’;

Gainverb

reach a destination, either real or abstract;

‘We hit Detroit by noon’; ‘The water reached the doorstep’; ‘We barely made it to the finish line’; ‘I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts’;

Gainverb

obtain advantages, such as points, etc.;

‘The home team was gaining ground’; ‘After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference’;

Gainverb

rise in rate or price;

‘The stock market gained 24 points today’;

Gainverb

increase in;

‘gain momentum’; ‘gain nerve’;

Gainverb

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;

‘How much do you make a month in your new job?’; ‘She earns a lot in her new job’; ‘this merger brought in lots of money’; ‘He clears $5,000 each month’;

Gainverb

increase (one's body weight);

‘She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising’;

Gainverb

obtain or secure (something wanted or desirable)

‘their blend of acoustic pop gained them several chart hits’; ‘we gained entry to the car in five seconds’;

Gainverb

benefit

‘managers would gain from greater openness’;

Gainverb

win over to one's interest or views

‘to gratify the queen, and gain the court’;

Gainverb

reach or arrive at (a destination)

‘we gained the ridge’;

Gainverb

come closer to (a person or thing pursued)

‘a huge bear was gaining on him with every stride’;

Gainverb

increase the amount or rate of (something, typically weight or speed)

‘I have gained weight over the years’;

Gainverb

increase in value

‘shares gained for the third day in a row’;

Gainverb

improve or advance in (some respect)

‘canoeing is gaining in popularity’;

Gainverb

(of a clock or watch) become fast by (a specific amount of time)

‘this atomic clock will neither gain nor lose a second in the next 1 million years’;

Gainnoun

an increase in wealth or resources

‘the pursuit of personal gain’; ‘shares showed gains of up to 21 per cent’;

Gainnoun

a thing that is achieved or acquired

‘the potential gain from rail privatization would be a more commercial railway’;

Gainnoun

the factor by which power or voltage is increased in an amplifier or other electronic device, usually expressed as a logarithm

‘an amplifier of high gain’;

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