Profit meaning

prŏfĭt
To make a gain or profit.
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Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
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Profit is a benefit or gain, usually monetary.

An example of profit is the money a business has left after paying their expenses.

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An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
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To derive advantage; benefit.

Profiting from the other team's mistakes.

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(dated, literary) Benefit, positive result obtained.

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

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To be beneficial to.

What has all this time in school profited you?

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Advantage; gain; benefit.
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The sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of a business, the selling price, etc.
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The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
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To be of advantage or benefit.
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To reap an advantage, financial or otherwise; benefit.
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To be of profit or advantage to.
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Income minus expenses, if income is greater than expenses. Profit also may be called net income in an informal sense. When looking at trading activity, profit occurs when the sale price of an investment is greater than the purchase price.
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(law) 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).
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To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody).
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(intransitive, construed with from) To benefit, gain.
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(intransitive, construed with from) To take advantage of, exploit, use.
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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.
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Origin of profit

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin prōfectus from past participle of prōficere make progress, to profit prō- forward pro–1 facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English profit, from Old French profit (French: profit)., from Latin profectus (“advance, progress, growth, increase, profit"), from proficere (“to go forward, advance, make progress, be profitable or useful"); see proficient.

    From Wiktionary