Profit is a benefit or gain, usually monetary.(noun)
An example of profit is the money a business has left after paying their expenses.
See profit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L profectus, pp. of proficere, to profit, lit., to advance: see proficient
See profit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin prōfectus
Origin: , from past participle of prōficere, make progress, to profit
Origin: : prō-, forward; see pro-1
Origin: + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
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