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profit

prof·it

profit

 
pronunciation:
pra fiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the amount of money made by a business that is more than the amount put in at the start or paid out as expenses.
My little brother spent seven dollars putting up his lemonade stand, but he only made five dollars, so he didn't make any profit.The company made large profits last year, so they're hiring more people.
antonyms:
loss
similar words:
gravy, income, proceeds, receipts, revenue, yield
definition 2: a benefit or advantage that comes from doing something.
What profit is there in continuing to smoke?
synonyms:
advantage, benefit, gain
antonyms:
loss
similar words:
boon, favor, good, gravy, use
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: profited, profiting, profits
definition: to gain something from an experience.
He profited from his extra hours of piano practice.
synonyms:
benefit
similar words:
gain, improve
derivations: profitless (adj.), profiter (n.)
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