• WordNet 3.6
    • n gainer a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
    • n gainer a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits) "she was clearly the gainer in that exchange"
    • n gainer a person who gains weight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gainer One who gains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gainer One who gains or obtains profit, interest, or advantage.
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  • Sir Roger L'Estrange
    Sir Roger L'Estrange
    “It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.”


In literature:

At least, thought I, I should see life, and perchance meet dangers, and so far be the gainer.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
He should be the gainer by associating this true artist with him.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
I can't conceive why they don't let him go out upon it; they would be the gainers in every way.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
But you will find yourself the gainer.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But he had been a large gainer by the war.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The chances are that she must be a gainer.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
No cook untaught by an educated brain ever makes these, and yet economy is a great gainer by them.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
How am I the gainer, you may say?
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
It so happens in this particular, that though the gainers will have reason to rejoice, the losers will have no reason to complain.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
Jamie went for the carpenter and hired William Gainer to dig the grave.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine

In poetry:

In this fight was Death the gainer,
Spite of vassal and retainer,
And the lands his sires had plundered,
Written in the Doomsday Book.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Self-denial!--through whose feeling
We are gainer though we're loser;
All the finer force revealing
Of our natures. No accuser
Is the conscience then, but healing
Of the wound of which we're chooser.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh! War, they say, is a sinful thing,
And a blessing is peace, they say—
And obedience and patience their guerdon shall
But well they may preach to the suffering—
When none are the gainers but they!
"Christian Love" by Ernest Jones

In news:

A few years ago, results of a small experiment1 comparing self-described (easy) weight gainers with non-gainers came across my desk.
Martinsburg Bulldogs at Patrick Henry , Va. 7 pm today at Gainer Field, Roanoke, Va. David Walker, Martinsburg.
Per-capita incomes in Michigan among top gainers in 2011.
The playcalling started out, well, brilliantly, as the Eagles got the ball into DeSean Jackson's hands for a big gainer on the first possession.
Paul Gainer, Senior VP, Disney Store North America.
Bishop Gainer points out several angels also have names.and those names mean something.
Bishop Gainer says biblical angels take on different appearances.
Cyber Monday Attracts More Visitors, With Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy Key Gainers.
Cisco ( CSCO, Fortune 500) was among the biggest premarket gainers, with shares rising 8.
Cisco was among the biggest premarket gainers, with shares rising 8.
That's Bananas: "Whether getting a pedicure or she's walking down the street or she's relaxing in a yard somewhere, I just love the variety of pictures of her," Gainer says.
Nasdaq Biggest Percentage Gainers NYSE Arca Composite.
New York —For the second month running, the top five gainers in comparative-store sales for October were: the three warehouse clubs — Costco, Sam's and BJ's — off-price titan TJX, and upscale discounter Target.
SAP Rare Gainer As Tech Stocks Slump.
Among the biggest gainers of the day were Ford Motor Co, which reported strong results during the market closure, and Home Depot, which rallied as people bought supplies to repair storm damage.

In science:

The gainer is a 3.85 M⊙ F−type star with a near mainsequence surface gravity, but is over-massive for its luminosity, and is surrounded by a large accretion disk (Olson et al. 1995).
DASCH on KU Cyg: a ~5 year dust accretion event in ~1900
The accretion disk around the gainer led to abnormally wide secondary eclipses, and is found to be large (close to or filling the primary star Roche lobe), thick, dusty, and probably eccentric (Olson 1988; Zola 1992; Smak & Plavec 1997).
DASCH on KU Cyg: a ~5 year dust accretion event in ~1900