Gainer
Gainer \Gain"er\, n. One who gains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • gainer — [ gene ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1773; de gaine 1 ♦ Techn. Faire, mettre une gaine à. Gainer un fil électrique. ⇒ guiper. Mar. Gainer une voile. 2 ♦ Mouler comme fait une gaine. « leurs belles jambes gainées de dentelles » (Jouhandeau). ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gainer — gain‧er [ˈgeɪnə ǁ ər] noun [countable] JOURNALISM FINANCE a share that increases in value on a particular day of trading on a stockmarket; = ADVANCER: • The bank was one of the day s biggest gainers, rising 21 to 733 …   Financial and business terms

  • gainer — [gān′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that gains 2. a fancy dive in which the diver faces forward and does a backward somersault in the air …   English World dictionary

  • Gainer — A gainer is slang term for an acrobatic skill in which the acrobat performs a backwards somersault while still moving forward. In diving, this is known as reverse rotation (as opposed to front, back, or inward). Many stunt performers and martial… …   Wikipedia

  • gainer — noun /ˈɡeɪnə,ˈɡeɪnɚ/ a) One who gains a profit or advantage. b) A diving (or gymnastics) maneuver (from a high dive diving board or high diving platform) involving a simultaneous inversion and rotation. See Also: back gainer, full gainer, gain,… …   Wiktionary

  • gainer — noun 1. a person who gains weight • Syn: ↑weight gainer • Derivationally related forms: ↑gain • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gainer — [[t]ge͟ɪnə(r)[/t]] gainers N COUNT: oft adj N A gainer is a person or organization who gains something from a particular situation. Overall, there were more losers than gainers... Tuesday s notable gainer was Sony, which reached a high of 9,070… …   English dictionary

  • gainer — gain•er [[t]ˈgeɪ nər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that gains 2) spo a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward rotation, executing either a complete somersault with entry feetfirst into the water (full gainer) or a …   From formal English to slang

  • gainer — /gay neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that gains. 2. See full gainer. [1530 40; GAIN1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gainer — gain ► VERB 1) obtain or secure. 2) reach or arrive at. 3) (gain on) come closer to (a person or thing pursued). 4) increase the amount or rate of (weight, speed, etc.). 5) increase in value. 6) (gain in) improve o …   English terms dictionary

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