capital gains

noun

Definition of capital gains

: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

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

  2. : being the seat of government

  3. : chief in importance or influence

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

  2. : accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

  3. : accumulated possessions calculated to bring in income

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

gain play gains
  1. : resources or advantage acquired or increased : profit

  2. : the act or process of acquiring something

  3. : an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

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

  2. : to win in competition or conflict

  3. : to arrive at : reach, attain


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