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Meaning & Definition of Profit in English

English

Profit

/prɑfət/

noun

1. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

    synonym:
  • net income
  • ,
  • net
  • ,
  • net profit
  • ,
  • lucre
  • ,
  • profit
  • ,
  • profits
  • ,
  • earnings

2. The advantageous quality of being beneficial

    synonym:
  • profit
  • ,
  • gain

verb

1. Derive a benefit from

  • "She profited from his vast experience"
    synonym:
  • profit
  • ,
  • gain
  • ,
  • benefit

2. Make a profit

  • Gain money or materially
  • "The company has not profited from the merger"
    synonym:
  • profit
  • ,
  • turn a profit

Examples of using

The records of our company show a large profit for the year.
How to profit by this book as much as possible?
They netted a good profit.