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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

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

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

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

If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
Wilson Mizner

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
Samuel Gompers
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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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