What does profit mean?

Definitions for profit
ˈprɒf ɪtprof·it

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

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. profit(Noun)

    Benefit, positive result obtained.

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

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

  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).

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

  4. profit(Verb)

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

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

  5. profit(Verb)

    To benefit, gain.

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

  6. profit(Verb)

    To take advantage of, exploit, use.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

  2. Profit(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

  4. Profit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

  5. Profit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Profit

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. profit

    To earn money from a sale of commodities, goods, products, services and other elements of income received into a business, company enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity parliament, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government.

    Profit is earned in a business and each from of unity government.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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

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How to say profit in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of profit in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    People unite in a group merely for each person's individual's profit only,otherwise never and not.

  2. Nomi Husain:

    They are saying: 'If` they want to help us, don't they know who we are? Don't they have our names?' they can't change the storyline that they put profit over safety.

  3. Gene McGillian:

    This looks like profit-taking as the end of the U.S. driving season gets closer.

  4. Daniel Reichwein:

    A lot of things I write about are very personal, three years ago I was homeless, no job, but I met someone at a non profit and helped me find a job.

  5. Youssef Zohny:

    There's some anticipation of interest rate increases and some investors are taking that as potentially good for some bank profit margins.

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