Profit

Definition of Profit

Prof´it
n.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,
This I speak for your own profit.
- 1 Cor. vii. 35.
If you dare do yourself a profit and a right.
- Shak.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Profited; p. pr. & vb. n. Profiting.]
The word preached did not profit them.
- Heb. iv. 2.
v. i.1.To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.
I profit not by thy talk.
- Shak.
2.To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.
Riches profit not in the day of wrath.
- Prov. xi. 4.

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