Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  `benu'fishul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
  2. [adj]  tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"

BENEFICIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: advantageous, good, healthful, salutary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ben`e*fi"cial\, a. [Cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficial, LL.
1. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful;
   advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end;
   -- followed by to.

         The war which would have been most beneficial to us.

2. (Law) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive,
   advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an
   estate. --Kent.

3. King. [Obs.] ``A beneficial foe.'' --B. Jonson.

Syn: See {Advantage}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advantageous, aidful, appropriate, auspicious, banausic, benevolent, benign, bon, bonny, bracing, braw, bueno, capital, cogent, commendable, commodious, conducive, constitutional, constructive, contributory, effective, efficacious, elegant, employable, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, favorable, fine, fitting, functional, furthersome, good, good for, goodly, grand, health-enhancing, healthful, health-preserving, healthy, helpful, hygeian, hygienic, invigorating, kind, laudable, nice, noble, of general utility, of help, of service, of use, pleasant, positive, practical, pragmatical, profitable, proper, refreshing, regal, remedial, royal, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, serviceable, skillful, sound, splendid, supportive, therapeutic, tonic, useful, utilitarian, valid, very good, virtuous, wholesome