1. A quantity that is added (synset 113776433)
    "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
  2. The advantageous quality of being beneficial (synset 105164957)
  3. The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input (synset 105116624)
  4. The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating (synset 113275704)
  1. Obtain (synset 202297086)
    "derive pleasure from one's garden"
  2. Win something through one's efforts (synset 202293158)
    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"; "win someone's confidence and friendship"
  3. Derive a benefit from (synset 202295422)
    "She profited from his vast experience"
  4. Reach a destination, either real or abstract (synset 202024442)
    "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"
  5. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc. (synset 201113439)
    "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"; "win points"
  6. Rise in rate or price (synset 200158030)
    "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  7. Increase or develop (synset 200157270)
    "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
  8. Earn on some commercial or business transaction;
    Earn as salary or wages (synset 202294200)
    "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"
  9. Increase (one's body weight) (synset 200045868)
    "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

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