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)
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
profit, gain, benefit(verb)
derive a benefit from
"She profited from his vast experience"
profit, turn a profit(verb)
make a profit; gain money or materially
"The company has not profited from the merger"
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.
Benefit, positive result obtained.
Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.
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).
To benefit (sb), be of use to (sb).
To benefit, gain.
To take advantage of, exploit, use.
Origin: From profit, from profit (French: )., from profectus, from proficere; see proficient.
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
accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
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
to gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance
to be of use or advantage; to do or bring good
Origin: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prof′it, n. gain: the gain resulting from the employment of capital: the difference between the selling price and the first cost: advantage: addition to good or value: benefit: improvement.—v.t. to benefit or to be of advantage to: to improve.—v.i. to gain advantage: to receive profit: to improve: to be of advantage: to bring good.—adj. Prof′itable, yielding or bringing profit or gain: lucrative: productive: advantageous: beneficial.—n. Prof′itableness.—adv. Prof′itably.—ns. Prof′iter; Prof′iting, profit, gain, or advantage: (B.) progress or proficiency.—adj. Prof′itless, without profit, gain, or advantage.—adv. Prof′itlessly.—n. Prof′it-shar′ing, a voluntary agreement under which the employee receives a share, fixed beforehand, in the profits of a business.—Profit and loss, gain or loss arising from buying and selling, &c.—Net profits, clear gain after deduction of all outlay and expenses; Rate of profit, the amount of profit compared with the capital used in its production. [Fr.,—L. profectus, progress—proficĕre, profectum, to make progress.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1919
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1778
Rank popularity for the word 'Profit' in Nouns Frequency: #390
The numerical value of Profit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Profit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Do today what will profit you tomorrow. Avoid forever what did not profit you yesterday.
If it is wrong to hire an unpaid intern at a for-profit, it should be wrong to hire one at a non-profit too.
There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.
This year it will be difficult to have a profit because of the crisis in Brazil and other things. But next year, when we've implemented our changes, we expect to have a profit, and post profits going forward.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
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Translations for Profit
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ربح, مكسب, نفع, فائدةArabic
- zisk, prospěchCzech
- Gewinn, ProfitGerman
- ευεργετώ, κερδίζω, ωφελούμαι, κέρδος, όφελοςGreek
- explotar, ganancia, beneficioSpanish
- bénéfice, gain, profitFrench
- math, prothaidScottish Gaelic
- फ़ायदा, लाभHindi
- profit, haszonHungarian
- guadagno, profittoItalian
- 利益, 利潤Japanese
- 利益, 이익Korean
- профит, ќарува, искористува, добивка, заработка, користиMacedonian
- profijt, winstDutch
- lucro, provento, proveitoPortuguese
- profit, profituri, profita, câștig, beneficiaRomanian
- польза, прибыль, профит, выгода, доход, наживаRussian
- vinst, förtjänstSwedish
- dahili, faidaSwahili
- فایدہ, فائدہUrdu
- lợi, 利益, lợi íchVietnamese
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