capital gains

noun

Definition of capital gains

  1. :  money that someone gets by selling property at a higher price than the price paid to buy it <Stock sales resulted in millions of dollars in capital gains for the company.> <the capital gains tax>

Word by Word Definitions

capitalplay
  1. :  the uppermost member of a column or pilaster crowning the shaft and taking the weight of the entablature — see column illustration

  1. :  of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.

    :  punishable by death

    :  involving execution

  1. :  a stock of accumulated goods especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified period

    :  the value of these accumulated goods

    :  accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

gainplay gains
  1. :  resources or advantage acquired or increased :  profit

    :  the act or process of acquiring something

    :  an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

  1. :  to acquire or get possession of usually by industry, merit, or craft

    :  to win in competition or conflict

    :  to arrive at :  reach, attain


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