What does benefit mean?

Definitions for benefit
ˈbɛn ə fɪtben·e·fit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word benefit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benefitnoun

    financial assistance in time of need

  2. benefit, welfarenoun

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    "for the benefit of all"

  3. benefitverb

    a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

  4. profit, gain, benefitverb

    derive a benefit from

    "She profited from his vast experience"

  5. benefit, do goodverb

    be beneficial for

    "This will do you good"

Wiktionary

  1. benefitnoun

    An advantage, help or aid from something.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. benefitnoun

    A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. benefitnoun

    A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. benefitverb

    To be or to provide a benefit to.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. benefitverb

    To receive a benefit (from). To be a beneficiary.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benefitnoun

    an act of kindness; a favor conferred

  2. Benefitnoun

    whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit

  3. Benefitnoun

    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

  4. Benefitnoun

    beneficence; liberality

  5. Benefitnoun

    natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments

  6. Benefitverb

    to be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit

  7. Benefitverb

    to gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change

Freebase

  1. Benefit

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Benefit

    ben′e-fit, n. a kindness: a favour: any advantage, natural or other: a performance at a theatre, the proceeds of which go to one of the company.—v.t. to do good to.—v.i. to gain advantage (with from),—ns. Ben′efit-of-cler′gy, in old English law, the exemption of the persons of ecclesiastics from criminal process before a secular judge, they being responsible only to their ordinary. This privilege, at first limited to those in actual orders, was in 1350 extended to all manner of clerks, and in later practice to all who could read, whether of clergy or laity; Ben′efit-of-in′ventory (Scots law), a legal privilege whereby an heir secured himself against unlimited liability for his ancestor, by giving up within the annus deliberandi an inventory of his heritage or real estate, to the extent of which alone was the heir liable.—Benefit societies, associations for mutual benefit chiefly among the labouring classes, better known as Friendly societies. [M. E. benfet, through Fr. from L. benefactum.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1391

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1066

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Nouns Frequency: #265

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'benefit' in Verbs Frequency: #436

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of benefit in a Sentence

  1. Janel George:

    I can say that, generally, the topic of racism can be uncomfortable for many people, learning about racial inequality and how it persists can benefit all because it is a first step to identifying ways to eliminate racial inequality.

  2. Terri Orbuch:

    They're much more likely to see the benefit of it.

  3. Bruce Griffey:

    We have lawlessness that is intentionally being allowed to happen to benefit powerful, entrenched, wealthy corporate interests, who want cheap labor at the expense of national security, safe communities, and low-wage labor markets. If Tennessee bands together with Governor DeSantis and Florida and other states follow suit, we might actually be able to effect change.

  4. Julian Marshall:

    If you look at the cost and benefit of addressing Air Pollution , InMAP, the costs are far outweighed by the benefit of having cleaner air.

  5. Jonas Ludvigsson:

    Our strategy has been consistent and sustainable. We probably have a lower risk of spread here compared to other countries, i think we benefit a lot from that now.

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Translations for benefit

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  • استفادةArabic
  • доход, ползвам някого, социална помощ, изгода, бенефис, ползаBulgarian
  • benefici, beneficiarCatalan, Valencian
  • výhoda, prospětCzech
  • hjælpDanish
  • von Vorteil sein, Leistung, Benefizkonzert, Vorteil, Benefizveranstaltung, profitierenGerman
  • viɖeEwe
  • επίδομα, ευεργετώ, ωφέλεια, ωφελώ, ωφελούμαι, όφελος, ευεργετούμαιGreek
  • avantaĝo, profiti, profito, benefico, subvencio, utiloEsperanto
  • beneficio, beneficiar, ventajaSpanish
  • بهره بردنPersian
  • etu, korvaus, lahjaottelu, avustus, lahjanäytös, hyöty, lahjanäytäntöFinnish
  • subvention, profiter, bénéfice, avantageFrench
  • prothaidScottish Gaelic
  • लाभHindi
  • օգուտ, նպաստArmenian
  • beneficio, avantageInterlingua
  • manfaatIndonesian
  • beneficioItalian
  • תועלתHebrew
  • 役立つ, 公益, 手当, 慈善興行, 利益, 恩恵, 得する, 給付金Japanese
  • 자선행사, 수당, 이익, 급부, 이롭다, 견리하다Korean
  • سوودKurdish
  • beneficiumLatin
  • faedah, kebaikanMalay
  • voordeel, subsidie, uitkering, benefietconcert, nut, benefietDutch
  • nytteNorwegian
  • korzyśćPolish
  • subsídio, beneficente, pagamento, benefícioPortuguese
  • beneficiu, beneficii, avantajRomanian
  • преимущество, бенефис, пособие, выгода, льгота, социальная помощь, прок, польза, благо, прибыль, толкRussian
  • subvencijaSerbo-Croatian
  • gynna, gagnas, gagna, understöd, bidrag, dra fördel av, gynnasSwedish
  • manufaaSwahili
  • நன்மைTamil
  • లబ్ధిTelugu
  • فائدہUrdu
  • 好处Chinese

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