n.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.
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.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Profited; p. pr. & vb. n. Profiting.]
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.
Noun1.Profitprofit - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
2.profit - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Synonyms: gain
Verb1.profit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
Synonyms: benefit, gain
2.profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
Synonyms: turn a profit
break even - make neither profit nor loss
turn a loss, lose - fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
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