Antonyms of noun gain

1 of 4 senses of gain

Sense 4
gain -- (the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating)
       Antonym of loss (Sense 6)
      => loss, red ink, red -- (the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gain

4 senses of gain

Sense 1
addition, increase, gain -- (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")
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Sense 2
profit, gain -- (the advantageous quality of being beneficial)
       => advantage, vantage -- (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me")

Sense 3
amplification, gain -- (the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input)
       => increase, increment -- (the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare")

Sense 4
gain -- (the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating)
       => sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money -- (a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient")

Antonyms of verb gain

2 of 9 senses of gain

Sense 5
gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (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")
       Antonym of fall back (Sense 4)
      => fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede -- (retreat)

Sense 9
gain, put on -- (increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising")
       Antonym of reduce (Sense 20)
      => reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down -- (take off weight)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gain

9 senses of gain

Sense 1
derive, gain -- (obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 2
acquire, win, gain -- (win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 3
profit, gain, benefit -- (derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 4
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (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")

Sense 5
gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (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")

Sense 6
advance, gain -- (rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today")
       => wax, mount, climb, rise -- (go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered")

Sense 7
gain, gather -- (increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 8
gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in -- (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")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 9
gain, put on -- (increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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