gain n1: an increase in value, capital, or amount compare losscapital gain: a gain realized on the sale or exchange of a capital asset (as a stock or real estate)ca·su·al·ty gain: a gain realized by an insured because property insurance benefits paid for a loss from a casualty or theft are greater than the adjusted value of the insured assetlong–term capital gain: a capital gain realized on the sale or exchange of an asset held for more than a specified period (as a year)ordinary gain: a gain from the exchange or sale of an asset that is not capitalshort–term capital gain: a capital gain realized on the sale or exchange of an asset held for less than a specified period (as a year) that is treated as ordinary income under federal income tax laws2 pl in the civil law of Louisiana: a class of community property that reflects the increase in property value contributed by the common skill or labor of the spousesgain vb
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accept, accomplish, achieve, acquire, adopt, advance, assume, attain, avail, bag, be better for, be improved by, benefit, capere, capture, cash in on, clear, collect, come by, come into, consequi, derive, draw, earn, extract, flourish, gather, get, get possession of, glean, grasp, harvest, improve, learn, lucrari, make, make a profit, make capital, make money, master, move forward, net, obtain, pick up, procure, profit, prosper, realize, reap, reap profits, reap rewards, reap the benefit of, receive, secure, succeed, take, thrive, turn to account, win. yield returns
associated concepts: accrued gain, activity for gain, annual gain, business gain, capital gains, economic gain, gainful employment, long term capital gain, net gain, pecuniary gain, private gain, short term capital gain
- Nemo debet aliena jactura locupletari. — No one ought to gain by another's lossII index accession (enlargement), accretion, accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), acquire (receive), acquire (secure), acquisition, advancement (improvement), advantage, appreciation (increased value), attain, augmentation, bear (yield), benefit (betterment), boom (increase), boom (prosperity), carry (succeed), collect (gather), collect (recover money), development (progression), dividend, earn, edification, expand, headway, increase, increment, inherit, interest (profit), inure (benefit), obtain, output, perquisite, possess, prize, proceeds, procure, profit (noun), profit (verb), progress (noun), progress (verb), purchase, reach, realize (obtain as a profit), reap, receipt (act of receiving), receive (acquire), recruit, revenue, shelter (tax benefit), succeed (attain)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Profit; growth of wealth, property, or value.v.gainadj.gainful
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. The profit on a sale (the selling price minus costs).@ capital gainColloquial In tax law, the taxable profit realized from the sale or exchange of real property, stock, or other capital property.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.