Adjective "gaining" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Obtain or secure (something wanted or desirable)
  1. with two objects 'their blend of acoustic pop gained them several chart hits'
  2. 'Surely his brand-new team would want to derive the confidence to be gained by a few hard-won results before launching themselves?'
  3. 'As for swings gained by Labor, a statistically significant correlation was evident for men earning up to $39 a week.'
  4. 'Awards are displayed within the depot of achievements gained by individuals.'
  5. 'Networking is an integral part of advancing your career and gaining valuable knowledge and experience.'
  6. 'The investigators say that if clinicians are confident of findings obtained bimanually, little is likely to be gained by speculum examination.'
  7. 'But the price of what we have gained by that process is eternal vigilance.'
  8. 'It might sound divisive but blacks have tried to make it work for a long time; it is the whites who simply cannot let go of white supremacy and privilege and what has been gained by those ideals.'
  9. 'What is gained by insulting half of your audience?'
  10. 'The experience gained by the officials should lead the Authority to prompt action in the future to avoid repetition of a similar situation so that there could be an orderly development of the City.'
  11. 'Competitive advantage is gained by receiving and leveraging relevant information in real-time.'
  12. 'Tickets are £75 and charities to gain from the evening are Macmillan Cancer Relief and Friends of Mitchell House.'
  13. 'Up to 450 patients now receiving treatment at the trust's hospitals could gain from the new system, due to start within the next two months.'
  14. 'Economic development has played a key role in improving the environment for many millions of people, although many more could gain from its benefits in the future.'
  15. 'Only the star presenters stand to gain from all this.'
  16. 'Who is likely to gain from the ensuing panic - except for law firms, currently lining up to bring DVT cases against airlines?'
  17. 'Some may be better off taking retirement benefits before A-Day, while others would gain from waiting until the new regime comes in.'
  18. 'Further, those who will gain from the agreement are completely different from those who benefited from the old strategy.'
  19. 'For a start, all the various contenders thrashing about in the struggle to take over the Conservative party would surely gain from having experts in expediency to consult.'
  20. 'In Wales, the tourism industry feels it could gain from the war rather than from the influence of holidaying Hollywood couples.'
  21. 'Regrettably, the US government has the fervent support of our government, apparently in the belief that we have a duty to stand by the US and will gain from doing so.'
  22. 'to gratify the queen, and gain the court'
Reach or arrive at (a destination)
  1. 'Many people found it difficult to justify the near 88,000 Allied men lost for every one mile gained in the advance.'
  2. 'There is only 2 days left and Zimbabwe is gaining on me.'
  3. 'On the other hand, the Canadian dollar gained on the greenback, adding 2 percent on the week to $1.0883.'
  4. 'And if the next public poll shows him gaining on Cruz, Arnold can use that as part of his storyline.'
  5. 'Somehow she was rowing smoothly through the slop, gaining on me at what seemed like four or five feet per stroke.'
  6. 'It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other.'
  7. 'I am not sure how many more hours this poll is open, but today's results show that I am gaining on second place!'
  8. 'In soccer, a youthful, talented, driven U.S. team with a chip on its shoulder keeps gaining and gaining on the rest of the world.'
Increase the amount or rate of (something, typically weight or speed)
  1. 'Disturbingly, it also contains creatine, a compound taken by athletes to help them to gain weight and build muscle.'
  2. 'So the area that has had the fat suctioned out of it is less likely to gain weight or increase in fat because there are fewer fat cells in the area.'
  3. 'He used to eat, like, 30 pieces of fruit a day, and he said, I don't know why I'm gaining weight.'
  4. 'See your GP, midwife or health visitor for advice if you are worried that you aren't gaining weight at the correct rate.'
  5. 'Those who gained weight or remained the same had an increased mortality rate of only 2 percent.'
  6. 'When the economy gains speed and interest rates rise, as they have, it's only natural that homeowners cut back on turning their housing wealth into cash.'
  7. 'With the democratic steamroller gaining speed, even United Nations officials in Baghdad are increasingly optimistic.'
  8. 'It is normal and healthy to gain weight gradually over the course of a pregnancy.'
  9. 'People who stop smoking can gain weight simply because smoking suppresses the appetite and increases the metabolism.'
  10. 'Bureaucratic inertia propelling toxic waste disposal in Nevada is monumental and increasingly unwavering, gaining speed since 1982.'
  11. 'shares gained for the third day in a row'
  12. 'Restaurant receipts gained 3.5 per cent in value in the first quarter after dropping 9.7 per cent last year.'
  13. 'Steel shares gained sharply on the bourses, partly on hopes that Arcelor's move would spur consolidation in the fragmented Indian industry.'
  14. 'The overall share market gained 0.9 of one per cent today, ignoring a weak lead from Wall Street.'
  15. 'Shares in Smart Telecom gained 1.3% on the London market yesterday, valuing the company at €50m.'
  16. 'The LuSE all share index gained from 1,190.47 points in the previous week to 1,230.10, translating in a rise of 3.32 percentage points.'
  17. 'Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index has gained 30% in the same period.'
  18. 'And yet EMI's share price has gained over 40 per cent since 2004 started.'
  19. 'Greencore's share price has gained only fractionally since Desmond began his stake building in 1999.'
  20. 'Aegis shares gained 10% to 125.25p in Friday's trade as traders reckoned other bidders could be flushed out by the move.'
  21. 'At yesterday's 560p closing share price, Value Investor readers had gained 14%.'
  22. 'This holiday season, LEDs are gaining in popularity as bulbs for Christmas lights.'
  23. 'This utter tripe that is reality TV seems to be gaining in popularity.'
  24. 'Western reporters talking mainly to the urban middle class also got a false sense that his list might be gaining in popularity.'
  25. 'Like a snowball rolling downhill, the software-as-a-service platform is gaining in size and depth as vendors continue to add on more and more components to the core hosted application.'
  26. 'The children's yoga course is now in its second term and is gaining in popularity, and it is immediately obvious that the studio is child-friendly.'
  27. 'The location has been gaining in popularity - so much so that parks officials want to stop renting it out unless the event holds some prestige value for the city.'
  28. 'The verdict was that camp drafting is a sport gaining in popularity.'
  29. 'Rosé champagnes are serious wines which are gaining in popularity.'
  30. 'Cookery courses abroad are also gaining in popularity.'
  31. 'Bottom lifts, however, are gaining in popularity here.'
  32. 'this atomic clock will neither gain nor lose a second in the next 1 million years'
  33. 'It also depends on the constancy of its rate; meaning, that a watch gains or loses the exact same amount of time each day.'


An increase in wealth or resources.
  1. count noun 'shares showed gains of up to 21 per cent'
  2. 'This will only be achieved by proper administrators whose collective priority should be a passion for the game and not concentrated on personal gain or glory.'
  3. 'You are not allowed to use confidential information you have for your own personal gain.'
  4. 'I'm angry that a company is out there selling my personal information for monetary gain.'
  5. 'Philadelphia politicians and their appointees sometimes use their offices for personal gain.'
  6. 'More observed an England in which wealth and personal gain had come to mean more than Christian devotion or charity.'
  7. 'Favourtism is defined by personal financial gain.'
  8. 'I viewed them willingly, helped out, gave my experienced expert opinion on what I saw freely and without personal gain.'
  9. 'Technically, water remains a public resource, but water license holders can now sell the rights to a public resource for personal gain.'
  10. 'Ruthless pursuit of personal gain is venerated.'
  11. 'Additionally, with this new focus on sacrificing sustainable living for financial gain, natural resources were in greater demand than ever.'
  12. 'We lack a vocabulary to discuss other ways of investing in health gain.'
  13. 'Instead they are trying to saw off the limb onto which the president has climbed in order to achieve short-term political gain.'
  14. 'In order for a supplier to achieve a large cooperative gain, the partnership must favour the creation and coordination of joint resources.'
  15. 'The potential gain to the wider public from the results of individual studies must be considered.'
  16. 'Recent amendments to the Act should lead to significant improvements, and my government will ensure that the potential gains are achieved.'
  17. 'These crustaceans adaptations for water balance loss, gain and retention are a physiological priority.'
  18. 'These interventions achieve the largest health gains by an individual intervention, and the question is whether these should be scaled up further or if there are more cost effective choices.'
  19. 'The second is that he is in touch with reality, but chooses to distort it in his public pronouncements for political gain or mere gratification.'
  20. 'Policies motivated by political gain will inflict public pain.'
  21. 'It's this crucial combination of good health and good taste that presents a significant potential gain for the industry.'
The factor by which power or voltage is increased in an amplifier or other electronic device, usually expressed as a logarithm.
  1. 'In another variation, the camera gain is increased throughout the pulse train.'
  2. 'Antennas with high gain, selective patterns and high efficiency can assure that networks are reliable and perform at the best.'
  3. 'Loea's system uses two-foot and four-foot Cassegrain dish antennas with up to 56dB of gain.'
  4. 'The improved signal gain permits a reduction in transmit power and, accordingly, increased capacity of the base station.'
  5. 'They conclude that the addition of germanium in the base increased the gain and the early voltage by as much as 33%.'
  6. 'Asus bundles its own Settings application to control a number of the device's features, including microphone gain and sensitivity.'
  7. 'The auxiliary amplifier is provided within the circuit to increase the gain of the cascode amplifier and has an associated output.'
  8. 'The gain of the amplifier system was not changed.'
  9. 'The amplitude gain is determined by the detected photocurrent, which is used to modulate the amplitude of the local oscillator.'

More definitions

1. to get (something desired), especially as a result of one's efforts: to gain possession of an object; to gain permission to enter a country.

2. to acquire as an increase or addition: to gain weight; to gain speed.

3. to obtain as a profit: He gained ten dollars by this deal.

4. to win; get in competition: to gain the prize.

5. to win (someone) to one's own side or point of view; persuade (sometimes followed by over): to gain supporters.

6. (of a wa

More examples(as adjective)

"entries can be gaining."

"supports can be gaining."

"memberships can be gaining."

"experiences can be gaining."

"controls can be gaining."

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(gain)Late 15th century (as a noun, originally in the sense ‘booty’): from Old French gaigne (noun), gaignier (verb), of Germanic origin.


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