Gain (n.) : 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.
Gain (a.) : Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
Gain (v. t.) : That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
Gain (v. t.) : The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
Gain (n.) : To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
Gain (n.) : 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.
Gain (n.) : To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
Gain (n.) : To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
Gain (n.) : To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
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.