Definitions of benefit

  1. be beneficial for; " This will do you good"
  2. something that aids or promotes well- being; " for the common good"
  3. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
  4. financial assistance in time of need
  5. derive benefit from
  6. derive a benefit from; " She profited from his vast experience"
  7. Profit; advantage.
  8. An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
  9. Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
  10. A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
  11. Beneficence; liberality.
  12. Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
  13. To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
  14. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
  15. An act of kindness; a favor conferred; whatever promotes the happiness and well- being of a person or thing, or adds to the value of property; a theatrical performance, the proceeds of which go to one of the actors, etc.
  16. To do good to; be of service to.
  17. To gain advantage; make improvement.
  18. A favor: advantage: a performance at a theatre, the proceeds of which go to one of the company.
  19. To do good to.
  20. To gain advantage:- pr. p. benefiting; pa. p. benefited.
  21. A favor; advantage.
  22. To receive good from; profit by.
  23. To be helpful or useful to; profit; improve.
  24. A favor bestowed; privilege.
  25. An act of kindness; a favour conferred; advantage; profit; a performance at a theatre, or place of entertainment, the proceeds of which go to one of the actors, some indigent deserving person, or some public institution or charity.
  26. To do good to; to advantage.
  27. To gain advantage; to make improvement.
  28. To do good to; to gain advantage from.

Usage examples for benefit

  1. The next night was to be Wagner's benefit – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  2. " Of course she was the only one to benefit by his death. – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  3. It might benefit her in the way of example. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  4. The second topic has been before the nation for thirty- four years; could be passed, if there were a will in either ministry, in a single fortnight, and when passed, the benefit would be sensible in a single year. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  5. I suppose some of this has been for my benefit – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. I wanted to succeed in my work, and I also wanted to have the benefit of dying with a prayer in my mind. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  7. " Education is a benefit which we have no right to refuse you. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  8. 3712. But the fishermen who are bound to fish for a particular merchant don't get the benefit of such an increased price? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. What was the use of running away with a naval officer if one could not have the benefit of it? – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  10. It’ s young Joseph Tasker that’ ll get the benefit of it. – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  11. Surely this could never have been said for the son's benefit – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  12. These remarks were made loud enough for Stanley to hear, and for his special benefit – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. The matter has had Mr. Roden's careful consideration, and I think we are ready to give our consent to any proposal which has received so marked a benefit – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. As my eyes are blind, you must use yours instead of them for my benefit – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Love was not for him, nor riches, but he could work for the benefit of others. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. But he was on the right lines, and at least gave Boulton the benefit of example. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  17. Why not benefit by it? – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  18. If there's anything that might benefit Garry you need not hesitate on account of that little beast Malcourt-" She said in her gentle, earnest way: " Louis Malcourt is so very strange. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  19. Nothing that is done just for the sake of one's own future benefit seems to be regarded in the Gospel as worth doing. – Where No Fear Was A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson
  20. A small quantity of this may be given in a little water at any time, and always with benefit – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton