Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that gains.
  • noun Sports A dive in which the diver leaves the board facing forward, does a back somersault, and enters the water feet first.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who gains or obtains profit, interest, or advantage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who gains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who gains a profit or advantage.
  • noun sports, slang A diving (or gymnastics) maneuver (from a high-dive diving board or high diving platform) involving a simultaneous inversion and rotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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
  • noun a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
  • noun a person who gains weight

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Examples

  • All energy economists I know think that natural gas is the big short-term gainer from CO2 emission taxes.

    Science Editorial #2 « Climate Audit

  • The strongest short term gainer was Kmart, which saw spending per customer increase 33\% from $58.54 in September to $78.03 in December.

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  • Instapundit being an all around gainer is very interesting I think, since he’s a libertarian, not a conservative, from what I can tell.

    Looking a little more into blog readership declines. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Another gainer was the leisure and hospitality field, in which an additional 200 jobs were reported in March.

    Home

  • The Internet is rife with "gainer" blogs, plus dating sites and discussion forums that glorify big bodies, with names such as Fatnesse Follies, Growing Larger, BiggerCity. com and BellyBuilders. com.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The Internet is rife with "gainer" blogs, plus dating sites and discussion forums that glorify big bodies, with names such as Fatnesse Follies, Growing Larger, BiggerCity. com and BellyBuilders. com.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The Internet is rife with "gainer" blogs, plus dating sites and discussion forums that glorify big bodies, with names such as Fatnesse Follies, Growing Larger, BiggerCity. com and BellyBuilders. com.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "Short term, it's actually financially a gainer for us," Mr. Moonves said, contending shooting eight fewer episodes than this spring would save money, while airing "Men" reruns would attract nearly the same size audience.

    CBS Hopes 'Men' Will Eventually Return to Air

  • But you just gave me a great idea, Im gonna start adding some weight gainer from one of those body buildng stores like GNC to our protein feeders!

    Do Feeders Grow Big Racks?

  • But you just gave me a great idea, Im gonna start adding some weight gainer from one of those body buildng stores like GNC to our protein feeders!

    Do Feeders Grow Big Racks?

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