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Meaning of PROFIT

Pronunciation:  'prâfit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  2. [n]  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  3. [v]  make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
  4. [v]  derive benefit from
 

PROFIT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: benefit, earnings, gain, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profits, turn a profit
 
 Antonyms: break even, lose, turn a loss
 
 See Also: account, accumulation, acquire, advantage, bring in, capitalise, capitalize, cash in on, clean up, cleanup, clear, dividend, earn, earning per share, gain, get, gross profit, gross profit margin, income, killing, line one's pockets, make, make a scoop, margin, markup, net, part, percentage, portion, profitability, profitableness, profiteer, pull in, pyramid, realise, realize, sack, sack up, scoop, share, take advantage, take in, turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny, vantage, windfall profit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro"fit\, n. [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress,
    profit, fr. profectum. See {Proficient}.]
    1. Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received
       for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence,
       pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation;
       emolument; as, a profit on the sale of goods.
    
             Let no man anticipate uncertain profits. --Rambler.
    
    2. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences;
       benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
    
             This I speak for your own profit.     --1 Cor. vii.
                                                   35.
    
             If you dare do yourself a profit and a right.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    Syn: Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain;
         emolument.
    
    
  2. \Prof"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Profited}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Profiting}.] [F. profiter. See {Profit}, n.]
    To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit;
    to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men.
    
          The word preached did not profit them.   --Heb. iv. 2.
    
          It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy
          diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  3. \Prof"it\, v. i.
    1. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to
       gain; to advance.
    
             I profit not by thy talk.             --Shak.
    
    2. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.
    
             Riches profit not in the day of wrath. --Prov. xi.
                                                   4.
    
    
 

 

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