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Definitions for profitable
ˈprɒf ɪ tə bəlprof·itable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profitableadjective

    yielding material gain or profit

    "profitable speculation on the stock market"

Wiktionary

  1. profitableadjective

    Producing a profit.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Profitableadjective

    Etymology: profitable, Fr. from profit.

    A pound of man’s flesh, taken from a man,
    Is not so estimable or profitable,
    As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. William Shakespeare.

    The planting of hop-yards, sowing of wheat and rape-seed, are found very profitable for the planters, in places apt for them, and consequently profitable for the kingdom. Francis Bacon.

    To wail friends lost
    Is not by much so wholesome, profitable,
    As to rejoice at friends but newly found. William Shakespeare.

    Then Judas, thinking indeed that they would be profitable in many things, granted them peace. 2 Mac. xii.

    What was so profitable to the empire, became fatal to the emperor. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

ChatGPT

  1. profitable

    Profitable refers to the ability or capacity of an activity, investment, or business to generate more income than the cost to carry out or maintain that activity. It signifies that an enterprise or venture is yielding a financial gain or return. It is often measured through the generated income or revenue exceeding the total expenses, costs, and taxes needed to sustain the venture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profitableadjective

    yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession

  2. Etymology: [F. profitable.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profitable' in Adjectives Frequency: #824

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of profitable in a Sentence

  1. Keith Meister:

    It is clear to me that MGM is focused on driving profitable growth.

  2. Tsinghua Unigroup:

    Only by being a market leader can you be profitable.

  3. Zhao Yu:

    Mills did not earn heavily last year but were still profitable, as long as there is profit, mills will raise their utilization rates.

  4. Matt Kennedy:

    There was some worry about unicorn IPOs after Lyft( LYFT) disappointed but Zoom and Pinterest show there's an appetite for highly valued startups, it's [ growing ] blazing fast and highly profitable. It wasn't cheap when it priced its IPO, but despite it being given premium valuation it surged further today.

  5. Carsten Menke:

    The optimal strategy for them would be to target a price range where they remain profitable, as well as cash-flow positive, and where no supply expansion from other high-cost producers is incentivised.

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