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Definitions of profit

  1. derive benefit from
  2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  3. make a profit; gain money or materially; " The company has not profited from the merger"
  4. derive a benefit from; " She profited from his vast experience"
  5. 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.
  6. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
  7. 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.
  8. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.
  9. Profitless.
  10. Money gain; amount by which income exceeds expense in a given time; benefit or advantage.
  11. To benefit; to be of service to.
  12. To receive benefit; gain; improve; to be of use; bring good.
  13. Gain: the gain resulting from the employment of capital: advantage: benefit: improvement.
  14. To benefit or be of advantage to: to improve.
  15. To gain advantage: to receive profit: to improve: to be of advantage: to bring good.
  16. Gain; advantage.
  17. Receive profit.
  18. To benefit.
  19. To be of profit to.
  20. To obtain profit.
  21. To be of advantage.
  22. Valuable return from labor; benefit; gain.
  23. Excess of returns over outlay.
  24. Any pecuniary gain or advantage; any advantage; benefit.
  25. To benefit; to improve; to advance.
  26. To gain advantage; to improve; to grow wiser or better.
  27. Gain; advantage; emolument; the difference in favour of the seller between the cost and selling price of commodities; improvement.
  28. To benefit; to improve; to gain advantage; to receive profit; to become wiser and better; to bring good to.
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Usage examples for profit

  1. Then you think I can't make 'boots' pay a profit? – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. The word is firmly fixed in the idea that both for its pleasure and profit it is necessary to know good and evil. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. I hope you didn't charge the man that much profit. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  4. Does anybody profit by your spiritual life? – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  5. Was there anything that promised him a profit that Tom Burton did not take advantage of? – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  6. Ah, it was not all profit. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. The profit was secured, but maybe- " Let's make it eight, and I'll give you my blessing with the money." – The Players by Everett B. Cole
  8. You do the " Lord's work," and the men profit by it. – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  9. Let us profit by the present. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  10. It is the private profit made from war by a few that makes it so hard to stop the ruin by war of the many. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  11. " If you had been different, if you had been one of those men after my own heart," Jocelyn Thew went on, resting his hand for a moment upon Gant's shoulder, " one of those who, apart from thought of gain or hope of profit, love adventure for its own sake, I should have begged you to stay with me. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. It was a great sorrow- for no profit ever came of it. – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  13. And the town eagerly took the new school to itself; at once its pride and profit. – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
  14. A profit on this scale again rather startled the old man. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  15. I believe it pays to prune with the knife and saw a little each year, to train the tree to grace, beauty, and profit. – The Apple by Various
  16. How can it profit either the State or the woman? – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  17. All the world seems determined to make profit out of me. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  18. They cannot really profit the nation, or give it what it needs. – Matthew Arnold by George Saintsbury
  19. At length we were satisfied that they had received a lesson by which they were likely to profit, and that they would not again venture to attack us, unless they could take us by surprise. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
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