Profit Definition

prŏfĭt
profited, profiting, profits
noun
profits
Advantage; gain; benefit.
Webster's New World
Monetary gain from business transactions.
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The ratio of this to the amount of capital invested.
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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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Proceeds from property or investments.
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Antonyms:
lossdebitscosts
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verb
profited, profiting, profits
To be of profit or advantage to.
Webster's New World
To be of advantage or benefit.
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To reap an advantage, financial or otherwise; benefit.
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To be beneficial to.
What has all this time in school profited you?
American Heritage

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

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
benefitgainturn-a-profitcapitalize onmake moneyharvestprosperthriverecovermake a profitreap profitsclearrealizecash in onmoney
Antonyms:
break-evenlosemiss out onlose out onloss
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Other Word Forms of Profit

Noun

Singular:
profit
Plural:
profits

Origin of Profit

  • 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

  • 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

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