Definitions for Profitˈprɒf ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings(noun)

    the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

  2. profit, gain(verb)

    the advantageous quality of being beneficial

  3. profit, gain, benefit(verb)

    derive a benefit from

    "She profited from his vast experience"

  4. profit, turn a profit(verb)

    make a profit; gain money or materially

    "The company has not profited from the merger"


  1. profit(Noun)

    Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price.

  2. profit(Noun)

    Benefit, positive result obtained.

    Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.

  3. profit(Noun)

    In property law, a nonpossessory interest in land whereby a party is entitled to enter the land of another for the purpose of taking the soil or the substance of the soil (coal, oil, minerals, and in some jurisdictions timber and game).

  4. profit(Verb)

    To benefit (sb), be of use to (sb).

  5. profit(Verb)

    To benefit, gain.

  6. profit(Verb)

    To take advantage of, exploit, use.

  7. Origin: From profit, from profit (French: )., from profectus, from proficere; see proficient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profit(noun)

    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

  2. Profit(noun)

    accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,

  3. Profit(noun)

    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

  4. Profit(verb)

    to gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance

  5. Profit(verb)

    to be of use or advantage; to do or bring good

  6. Origin: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1919

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1778

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Nouns Frequency: #390

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Ibbotson:

    High scare equals high profit.

  2. Ben Le Brun:

    It's around a healthy profit-taking.

  3. Publilius Syrus:

    Many receive advice, few profit by it.

  4. Bernard Baruch:

    Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.

  5. Abraham Diskin:

    The Likud will be the main one to profit.

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