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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun profit has 2 senses

Verb profit has 2 senses


profitn. [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress, profit, fr. profectum. See Proficient.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let no man anticipate uncertain profits."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,  [1913 Webster]
    "This I speak for your own profit."  [1913 Webster]
    "If you dare do yourself a profit and a right."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain; emolument.
profitv. t. [F. profiter. See Profit, n.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The word preached did not profit them."  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs."  [1913 Webster]
profitv. i. 
  •  To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.  [1913 Webster]
    "I profit not by thy talk."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.  [1913 Webster]
    "Riches profit not in the day of wrath."  [1913 Webster]


profit, n. & v.
1 an advantage or benefit.
2 financial gain; excess of returns over outlay.
--v. (profited, profiting)
1 tr. (also absol.) be beneficial to.
2 intr. obtain an advantage or benefit (profited by the experience).

at a profit with financial gain. profit and loss account an account in which gains are credited and losses debited so as to show the net profit or loss at any time. profit margin the profit remaining in a business after costs have been deducted. profit-sharing the sharing of profits esp. between employer and employees. profit-taking the sale of shares etc. at a time when profit will accrue.
profitless adj.
ME f. OF f. L profectus progress, profit f. proficere profect- advance (as PRO-(1), facere do)



advance, advantage, advantageousness, advisability, aid, answer, appropriateness, avail, avails, bait, be handy, be of use, be right, befit, befitting, behalf, behoof, beneficialness, benefit, benison, bestead, blessing, boon, box office, break no bones, bribe, capital gains, capitalize on, carrot, cash in on, clean up, cleaning, cleanup, clear, clear profit, coin money, commercialize, commissions, convenience, credit, credits, decency, desirability, disposable income, dividend, dividends, do, do good, do no harm, do the trick, earn, earned income, earnings, encouragement, excess, expedience, expediency, exploit, favor, feasibility, fill the bill, fillip, filthy lucre, fit, fitness, fittingness, forward, fruitfulness, further, gain, gain by, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gettings, give good returns, gleanings, good, gravy, gross, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, help, hoard, improve, incentive, incitement, income, inducement, intake, interest, invitation, killing, lucre, lure, make, make a killing, make money, make money by, makings, maximize, neat profit, net, net income, net profit, net receipts, not come amiss, opportuneness, output, paper profits, pay, pay off, payment, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, persuasive, pickings, point, politicness, proceeds, produce, product, production, profitability, profits, promote, propriety, provocation, prudence, rake-off, realize, realize on, receipt, receipts, receivables, return, returns, revenue, reward, rightness, royalties, seasonableness, seemliness, serve, serve the purpose, service, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus, store, suffice, suit the occasion, suitability, surplus, sweetener, sweetening, take, take advantage of, take-in, takings, timeliness, turn a penny, turn to account, turn to profit, turnout, unearned income, use, usefulness, utilize, value, wealth, welfare, well-being, whet, winnings, wisdom, work, work for, world of good, worth, worthwhileness, yield, yield a profit




N good, benefit, advantage, improvement, greatest good, supreme good, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, main chance, summum bonum, common weal, consummation devoutly to be wished, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, good turn, blessing, world of good, piece of good luck, piece of good fortune, nuts, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure-trove, good fortune, happiness, goodness, utility, remedy, pleasure giving, commendable, useful, good, beneficial, well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis, all for the best, to one's advantage, in one's favor, in one's interest, so far so good, magnum bonum.


VB be useful, avail, serve, subserve, conduce, answer, serve one's turn, answer a purpose, serve a purpose, act a part, perform a function, discharge a function, render a service, render good service, render yeoman's service, bestead, stand one in good stead be the making of, help, bear fruit, bring grist to the mill, profit, remunerate, benefit, find one's account in, find one's advantage in, reap the benefit of, render useful.


VB be beneficial, produce good, do good, profit, benefit, confer a benefit, be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of, produce a good effect, do a good turn, confer an obligation, improve, do no harm, break no bones, be good, excel, transcend, bear away the bell, stand the proof, stand the test, pass muster, pass an examination, challenge comparison, vie, emulate, rival.


N increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension, dilatation, increment, accretion, accession, development, growth, aggrandizement, aggravation, rise, ascent, exaggeration exacerbation, spread, flood tide, gain, produce, product, profit, increased, on the increase, undiminished, additional, crescendo, vires acquirit eundo.


N success, successfulness, speed, advance, trump card, hit, stroke, score, lucky hit, fortunate hit, good hit, good stroke, direct hit, bull's eye, goal, point, touchdown, home run, homer, hole-in-one, grand slam, killing, windfall bold stroke, master stroke, ten strike, coup de maitre, checkmate, half the battle, prize, profit, continued success, good fortune, time well spent, advantage over, upper hand, whip hand, ascendancy, mastery, expugnation, conquest, victory, subdual, subjugation, triumph, proficiency, conqueror, victor, winner, master of the situation, master of the position, top of the heap, king of the hill, achiever, success, success story, succeeding, successful, prosperous, triumphant, flushed with success, crowned with success, victorious, on top, set up, in the ascendant, unbeaten (beat), well-spent, felicitous, effective, in full swing, successfully, well flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly, a merveille, beyond all hope, to some purpose, to good purpose, to one's heart's content, veni vidi vici, the day being one's own, one's star in the ascendant, omne tulit punctum, bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria, cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis, chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune, dies faustus, l'art de vaincre est celui de mepriser la mort, omnia vincit amor, love conquers all, peace hath her victories no less renowned than war, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won, vincit qui patitur, vincit qui se vincit, The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


N acquisition, gaining, obtainment, procuration, procurement, purchase, descent, inheritance, gift, recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin, restitution, redemption, salvage, trover, find, trouvaille, foundling, gain, thrift, money-making, money grubbing, lucre, filthy lucre, pelf, loaves and fishes, the main chance, emolument, profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit, avails, income, proceeds, produce, product, outcome, output, return, fruit, crop, harvest, second crop, aftermath, benefit, sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool, pot, wealth, subreption, obreption, stealing, acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, lucri causa.

VB acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather, collect, pick, pickup, glean, find, come upon, pitch upon, light upon, scrape up, scrape together, get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure, derive, draw, get in the harvest, profit, make profit, draw profit, turn a quick profit, turn to profit, turn to account, make capital out of, make money by, obtain a return, reap the fruits of, reap an advantage, gain an advantage, turn a penny, turn an honest penny, make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill, make money, coin money, raise money, raise funds, raise the wind, fill one's pocket, treasure up, realize, clear, produce, take, get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate, replevy, redeem, come by one's own, come by, come in for, receive, inherit, step into a fortune, step into the shoes of, succeed to, get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get at, take possession, come into possession, enter into possession, be profitable, pay, answer, accrue.

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