[ prof-it ]
/ ˈprɒf ɪt /
the monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of raw materials, etc.: The company works on a small margin of profit.
advantage; benefit; gain.
verb (used without object)
to gain an advantage or benefit: He profited greatly from his schooling.
to make a profit.
to take advantage: to profit from the weaknesses of others.
to be of service or benefit.
to make progress.
verb (used with object)
to be of advantage or profit to: Nothing profits one so much as a sound education.
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Origin of profit
SYNONYMS FOR profit
ANTONYMS FOR profit
prof·it·er, nounprof·it·less, adjectiveprof·it·less·ly, adverbprof·it·less·ness, noun
pro·prof·it, adjectiveself-prof·it, nounun·prof·it·ed, adjectiveun·prof·it·ing, adjective
Can be confusedprofit prophet
3. See advantage.
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-profit
/ (ˈprɒfɪt) /
(often plural) excess of revenues over outlays and expenses in a business enterprise over a given period of time, usually a year
the monetary gain derived from a transaction
- income derived from property or an investment, as contrasted with capital gains
- the ratio of this income to the investment or principal
- the income or reward accruing to a successful entrepreneur and held to be the motivating factor of all economic activity in a capitalist economy
- (as modifier)the profit motive
a gain, benefit, or advantage
to gain or cause to gain profit
Derived Formsprofiter, nounprofitless, adjective
Word Origin for profit
C14: from Latin prōfectus advance, from prōficere to make progress; see proficient
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