HyperDic: profit

English > 4 senses of the word profit:
NOUNpossessionprofit, net income, net, net profit, lucre, profits, earningsthe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
attributeprofit, gainthe advantageous quality of being beneficial
VERBpossessionprofit, gain, benefitderive a benefit from
possessionprofit, turn a profitmake a profit
profit > pronunciation
Soundspraa'faht; praa'fiht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > profit: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningThe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).
Synonymsnet income, net, net profit, lucre, profits, earnings
Partsshare, portion, part, percentageassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
Narroweraccumulation(finance) profits / profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
dividendThat part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
earning per shareThe portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
fast buck, quick buckQuick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"
filthy lucreshameful profit
gross profit, gross profit margin, margin(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
killing, cleanupA very large profit
markupThe amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
windfall profitprofit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit / profit from it
BroaderincomeThe financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
Spanishbeneficio, beneficio neto, beneficios, ganancia, ganancias, lucro
Catalanbeneficis, guanys, lucre
Nounsprofiteersomeone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
Verbsprofitmake a profit
English > profit: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe advantageous quality of being beneficial.
NarroweraccountThe quality of taking advantage
profitableness, profitability, gainfulness, lucrativenessThe quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishbeneficio, ganancia, provecho
Catalanbenefici, guany, profit
Verbsprofitderive a benefit from
English > profit: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningderive a benefit from.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She profited from his vast experience"
Synonymsgain, benefit
Narrowercapitalize, capitalise, take advantageDraw advantages from
cash in ontake advantage of or capitalize on
net, sack, sack up, clearmake as a net profit
profiteermake an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
pyramidenlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, aprovecharse, aprovechar, beneficiarse, beneficiar, ganar, obtener frutos, sacar provecho, sacar ventaja
Catalanafavorir, aprofitar-se, beneficiar-se, beneficiar
Nounsprofitthe advantageous quality of being beneficial
English > profit: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningmake a profit; gain money or materially.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The company has not profited from the merger"
Synonymturn a profit
Narrowerclean upmake a big profit
line one's pocketsmake a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice penny, turn a nice dollarmake a satisfactory / satisfactory profit
Broadergain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
Oppositebreak evenmake neither profit nor loss
lose, turn a lossfail to make money in a business
Spanishsacar provecho
Nounsprofitthe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

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