Definitions for: Profit


[n] the advantageous quality of being beneficial
[n] the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
[v] make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
[v] derive benefit from



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro"fit, n. [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress,
profit, fr. profectum. See Proficient.]
1. 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.

Let no man anticipate uncertain profits. --Rambler.

2. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences;
benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,

This I speak for your own profit. --1 Cor. vii.
35.

If you dare do yourself a profit and a right.
--Shak.

Syn: Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain;
emolument.


Prof"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profited; p. pr. & vb.
n. Profiting.] [F. profiter. See Profit, n.]
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.

The word preached did not profit them. --Heb. iv. 2.

It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy
diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.
--Dryden.


Prof"it, v. i.
1. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to
gain; to advance.

I profit not by thy talk. --Shak.

2. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.

Riches profit not in the day of wrath. --Prov. xi.
4.

Synonyms: benefit, earnings, gain, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profits, turn a profit

Antonyms: break even, lose, turn a loss

See Also: account, accumulation, acquire, advantage, bring in, capitalise, capitalize, cash in on, clean up, cleanup, clear, dividend, earn, earning per share, gain, get, gross profit, gross profit margin, income, killing, line one's pockets, make, make a scoop, margin, markup, net, part, percentage, portion, profitability, profitableness, profiteer, pull in, pyramid, realise, realize, sack, sack up, scoop, share, take advantage, take in, turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny, vantage, windfall profit

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