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Definition of Profit


  1. 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.
  2. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
  3. 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.
  4. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.
  5. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.

Profit Quotations

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
William Wordsworth

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Jesus Christ

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Dale Carnegie
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Profit Translations

profit in Afrikaans is wins, profyt
profit in Danish is profitere
profit in Dutch is verdienste, baat, winst, gewin
profit in German is Nutzen, Gewinn
profit in Hungarian is profit, haszon
profit in Italian is guadagno, profitto, guadagnare
profit in Latin is lucror, lucrum, usus, quaestus questus
profit in Norwegian is gagn
profit in Portuguese is lucro
profit in Spanish is ganancia, lucro, beneficio, ganar, provecho
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