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Gain

A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.

Gain

An increase in price or value. For example, if a stock opens at $10 and closes at $12, it is said to gain $2. Likewise, if one buys a house for $200,000, and its value is later assessed $325,000, the house has gained $125,000. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Uptick.

gain

The excess of the amount received as opposed to the amount expended in a transaction. For example, receipt of $4,500 from the sale of an asset with a book value of $3,000 results in a gain of $1,500. Compare loss.

gain

The profit on the sale of an asset.One may realize gain,as when property is taken in condemnation, but not recognize gain for tax purposes until a later date. When reading tax advice, it is extremely important to differentiate between these two concepts, as authors sometimes assume that all readers understand the difference.

Gain

The excess of the amount realized from a sale or exchange over the adjusted basis of the property sold or exchanged.
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Whilst I was sad- dened by the thought of losing the aid of my kind mistress, I was gladdened by the invaluable instruc- tion which, by the merest accident, I had gained from my master.
The charming Augusta Hawkins, in addition to all the usual advantages of perfect beauty and merit, was in possession of an independent fortune, of so many thousands as would always be called ten; a point of some dignity, as well as some convenience: the story told well; he had not thrown himself awayhe had gained a woman of 10,000 l.
You will lose all you have gained --and you have gained amazingly.
Anyone who picked an apple gained admittance into the golden castle, and there in a silver room sat an enchanted Princess of surpassing fairness and beauty.
Of this beauty, to which my poor feeble tongue has failed to do justice, countless princes, not only of that country, but of others, were enamoured, and among them a private gentleman, who was at the court, dared to raise his thoughts to the heaven of so great beauty, trusting to his youth, his gallant bearing, his numerous accomplishments and graces, and his quickness and readiness of wit; for I may tell your highnesses, if I am not wearying you, that he played the guitar so as to make it speak, and he was, besides, a poet and a great dancer, and he could make birdcages so well, that by making them alone he might have gained a livelihood, had he found himself reduced to utter poverty; and gifts and graces of this kind are enough to bring down a mountain, not to say a tender young girl.
The same influence which had gained them an election into the legislature, would gain them a seat in the convention.
On this Friday, October 9th, he noted his arrival at Suez, and observed that he had as yet neither gained nor lost.
See, De Winter," she said, "I have at least gained one thing in being only half a queen; and that is that my children call me `mother' instead of `madame.