gain [-s] n

ON gagn.

  1. Shock; stir; excitement; stunned feeling; quickening of heart rate; [fig.] lightning; surge in voltage; charge of electricity.
  2. Blessing; benefit; opposite of loss; [fig.] life; love; poetic inspiration.
  3. Favor; reward; booty; distinction; higher degree.
  4. Profit; increase.

gain [-ed, -ing, -s] v

Fr. gagner.

  1. Win; achieve victory; overcome a challenge.
  2. Receive; achieve favor of.
  3. Meet; fly into; [fig.] win.
  4. Reach; arrive at.
  5. Obtain; acquire.