Definitions for benefitˈbɛn ə fɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ben•e•fit*ˈbɛn ə fɪt(n.)
something that is advantageous or good.
a payment made to help someone or given by a benefit society, insurance company, or public agency.
a social event or a performance for raising money for an organization, cause, or person.
Archaic. an act of kindness.
(v.t.)to do good to; be of service to:
a health program to benefit everyone.
(v.i.)to derive benefit; profit:
to benefit from experience.
Idioms for benefit:
benefit of the doubt,a favorable opinion or judgment adopted despite uncertainty.
* Syn: See advantage.
Origin of benefit:
1350–1400; late ME benefytt, ME b(i)enfet < AF benfet, MF bienfait < L benefactum, orig. ptp. of benefacere; see benefaction
financial assistance in time of need
something that aids or promotes well-being
"for the benefit of all"
a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
profit, gain, benefit(verb)
derive a benefit from
"She profited from his vast experience"
benefit, do good(verb)
be beneficial for
"This will do you good"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a good or helpful effect; = advantage
the benefits of a varied diet; He had the benefit of a stable family life.; The money will be of benefit to the whole community.
money in addition to the salary given to employees by a company
a great benefits package
money given by the government to people in need
an unemployment benefit
an event to raise money for charity
a benefit for the homeless
in order to help a particular person or group
Please don't make extra food for my benefit.
to believe sb, although there are reasons not to
I chose to give him the benefit of the doubt.
to have a helpful effect on
changes that benefit everyone
to gain an advantage
Everyone benefits from the changes.
to be likely to gain an advantage
Who stands to benefit from the insurance money.
An advantage, help or aid from something.
A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.
To be or to provide a benefit to.
To receive a benefit (from). To be a beneficiary.
Origin: From Late benefytt, benefett, alteration (due to bene-) of benfet, bienfet, bienfait, from benfet, bienfait, from bienfet, bienfait, from past participle of bienfaire, from bien + faire, modelled after benefactum. More at benefactor.
an act of kindness; a favor conferred
whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit
a theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use
natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments
to be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit
to gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change
Benefit is the third album by Jethro Tull, released in April 1970. It was the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan – though he was not yet a permanent member of the group – and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. It reached No. 3 in the UK album charts. More hard-rocking and transcended from blues influences than its predecessor, Stand Up, it also incorporated more advanced studio techniques, such as backward-recorded flute and piano, and sped-up guitar.
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Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1391
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1066
Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Nouns Frequency: #265
Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Verbs Frequency: #436
Translations for benefit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually with from or by ) to gain advantage
He benefited from the advice.
- baat, voordeel trekAfrikaans
- يَسْتَفيد مِن، يَنْتَفِع مِنArabic
- beneficiar-sePortuguese (BR)
- mít prospěch z, těžitCzech
- Nutzen ziehenGerman
- drage nytte afDanish
- aprovecharse, beneficiarseSpanish
- kasu saamaEstonian
- سود بردنFarsi
- tirer profit deFrench
- הֵפִיק תוֹעֶלֶתHebrew
- लाभ पहुंचानाHindi
- okoristiti seCroatian
- hasznot húzHungarian
- mendapat keuntungan, beruntungIndonesian
- hafa gagn afIcelandic
- trarre profitto daItalian
- 이익을 얻다Korean
- turėti naudosLithuanian
- gūt labumuLatvian
- zijn voordeel doen metDutch
- ha fordel avNorwegian
- سود بردنPersian
- ګته لرلPashto
- a beneficiaRomanian
- извлекать выгоду изRussian
- ťažiť, mať prospechSlovak
- ha nytta av, vara till nytta förSwedish
- 受益Chinese (Trad.)
- мати користь, вигодуUkrainian
- فائدہ اٹھاناUrdu
- được lợiVietnamese
- 受益Chinese (Simp.)
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