gainer


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gain·er

 (gā′nər)
n.
1. One that gains: a gainer of weight.
2. Sports A dive in which the diver leaves the board facing forward, does a back somersault, and enters the water feet first.

gainer

(ˈɡeɪnə)
n
1. a person or thing that gains
2. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) Also called: full gainer a type of dive in which the diver leaves the board facing forward and completes a full backward somersault to enter the water feet first with the back to the diving board. Compare half gainer

gain•er

(ˈgeɪ nər)

n.
1. a person or thing that gains.
2. 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 half-somersault with entry headfirst (half gainer).
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gainer - a person who gains weight
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.gainer - a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits); "she was clearly the gainer in that exchange"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.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
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
Translations

gainer

[ˈgeɪnəʳ] N to be the gainersalir ganando

gainer

[ˈgeɪnər] n (= beneficiary) → gagnant(e) m/fgainful employment [ˌgeɪnfʊlɪmˈplɔɪmənt] nemploi m rémunéré
to be in gainful employment → avoir un emploi rémunéré

gainer

n I was the gainerich habe dabei profitiert; there were more losers than gainerses gab mehr Verlierer als Gewinner; the biggest gainer was the governmentdie Regierung hat am meisten (davon) profitiert
References in classic literature ?
In a collection of so serious savages, there is never to be found any impatient aspirant after premature distinction, standing ready to move his auditors to some hasty, and, perhaps, injudicious discussion, in order that his own reputation may be the gainer.
I feel sure that if all the other Old Masters were lost and only these two preserved, the world would be the gainer by it.
Considerate men, of every description, ought to prize whatever will tend to beget or fortify that temper in the courts: as no man can be sure that he may not be to-morrow the victim of a spirit of injustice, by which he may be a gainer to-day.
Nevertheless, you have not been forgotten in our plans, and we have fully ascertained beforehand that Valentine's future husband will consent, not to live in this house, for that might not be pleasant for the young people, but that you should live with them; so that you and Valentine, who are so attached to each other, would not be separated, and you would be able to pursue exactly the same course of life which you have hitherto done, and thus, instead of losing, you will be a gainer by the change, as it will secure to you two children instead of one, to watch over and comfort you.
A friendship between two so very dear to him was exactly what he could have wished: and to the credit of the lover's understanding, be it stated, that he did not by any means consider Fanny as the only, or even as the greater gainer by such a friendship.
This was against her; but on the other hand, he spent so much of his time at Uppercross, that in removing thence she might be considered rather as leaving him behind, than as going towards him; and, upon the whole, she believed she must, on this interesting question, be the gainer, almost as certainly as in her change of domestic society, in leaving poor Mary for Lady Russell.
Simon has no property of his own save the small estate of Birchmoor, it is obvious that the Californian heiress is not the only gainer by an alliance which will enable her to make the easy and common transition from a Republican lady to a British peeress.
The community is certainly the gainer, and no one the loser, save the poor out-of-work specialist, whose occupation has gone.
Should I be the gainer or the loser by the resemblance which he fancied he had discovered?
If we could obtain permission from the Municipal Council to make a hard road, so as to put us in communication with the highway to Grenoble, the deputy-mayor would be the first gainer by it; for instead of dragging his timber over rough tracks at a great expense, a good road through the canton would enable him to transport it more easily, and to engage in a traffic on a large scale, in all kinds of wood, that would bring in money--not a miserable six hundred francs a year, but handsome sums which would mean a certain fortune for him some day.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
Who can imagine that a man who sold his son or daughter into slavery for money, especially if he sold them into the hands of fierce and evil men, would be the gainer, however large might be the sum which he received?