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Definitions of profit

  1. derive benefit from Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the advantageous quality of being beneficial Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit, Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Profitless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Money gain; amount by which income exceeds expense in a given time; benefit or advantage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To benefit; to be of service to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To receive benefit; gain; improve; to be of use; bring good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Gain: the gain resulting from the employment of capital: advantage: benefit: improvement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To benefit or be of advantage to: to improve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To gain advantage: to receive profit: to improve: to be of advantage: to bring good. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Gain; advantage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Receive profit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To benefit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To be of profit to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To obtain profit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To be of advantage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Valuable return from labor; benefit; gain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Excess of returns over outlay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Any pecuniary gain or advantage; any advantage; benefit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To benefit; to improve; to advance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To gain advantage; to improve; to grow wiser or better. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Gain; advantage; emolument; the difference in favour of the seller between the cost and selling price of commodities; improvement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To benefit; to improve; to gain advantage; to receive profit; to become wiser and better; to bring good to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. It is total revenue minus total cost. It is th amount on which the tax is levied. thelawdictionary.org
  32. prof'it, n. gain: the gain resulting from the employment of capital: the difference between the selling price and the first cost: advantage: addition to good or value: benefit: improvement.--v.t. to benefit or to be of advantage to: to improve.--v.i. to gain advantage: to receive profit: to improve: to be of advantage: to bring good.--adj. PROF'ITABLE, yielding or bringing profit or gain: lucrative: productive: advantageous: beneficial.--n. PROF'ITABLENESS.--adv. PROF'ITABLY.--ns. PROF'ITER; PROF'ITING, profit, gain, or advantage: (B.) progress or proficiency.--adj. PROF'ITLESS, without profit, gain, or advantage.--adv. PROF'ITLESSLY.--n. PROF'IT-SHAR'ING, a voluntary agreement under which the employee receives a share, fixed beforehand, in the profits of a business.--PROFIT AND LOSS, gain or loss arising from buying and selling, &c.--NET PROFITS, clear gain after deduction of all outlay and expenses; RATE OF PROFIT, the amount of profit compared with the capital used in its production. [Fr.,--L. profectus, progress--profic[)e]re, profectum, to make progress.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Advantage, benefit, as have studied it to my p., no p. in such pursuits; pecuniary gain, excess of returns over outlay, (usu. pl.); (Bookkeep.) p. & loss account, account in which gains are credited& losses debited so as to show net p. or loss at any time; p.-sharing (of pp. esp. between employer& employed). Hence profitless a., profitlessly adv., profitlessness n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. (Of thing) be of advantage to (person &c., orig. indirect object), as it will not p. him, what will it p. him?; be of advantage; (of person &c.) be benefited or assisted, as hope to p. by your advice, profited by his confusion to make my escape. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [French, Latin] Benefit ; advantage ;- gain or good gotten or enjoyed ;-acquisition beyond expenditure ; in commerce, pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation ;-valuable results ; useful consequences; improvement ; advancement ; emolument. Cabinet Dictionary

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