Benefited



something that is advantageous or good; an advantage:
He explained the benefits of public ownership of the postal system.
a payment or gift, as one made to help someone or given by an employer, an insurance company, or a public agency:
The company offers its employees a pension plan, free health insurance, and other benefits.
a theatrical performance or other public entertainment to raise money for a charitable organization or cause.
Archaic. an act of kindness; good deed; benefaction.
to do good to; be of service to:
a health program to benefit everyone.
to derive benefit or advantage; profit; make improvement:
He has never benefited from all that experience.
for someone’s benefit, so as to produce a desired effect in another’s mind:
He wasn’t really angry; that was just an act for his girlfriend’s benefit.
Contemporary Examples

May Primaries Will Decide Election 2014 Ben Jacobs April 30, 2014
Is This Anti-Soviet Art? Jimmy So October 21, 2011
Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Thrives in Solar Power Sector Josh Dzieza May 13, 2013
Obama and Syria: Fighting the Wimp Factor Gil Troy September 17, 2013
In the Future We’ll All Be Renters: America’s Disappearing Middle Class Joel Kotkin August 9, 2014

Historical Examples

For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
Lavengro George Borrow
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870 Various
Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877 Various

noun
something that improves or promotes
advantage or sake: this is for your benefit
(Brit)

an allowance paid by the government as for sickness, unemployment, etc, to which a person is entitled under social security or the national insurance scheme
any similar allowance in various other countries

(sometimes pl) a payment or series of payments made by an institution, such as an insurance company or trade union, to a person who is ill, unemployed, etc
a theatrical performance, sports event, etc, to raise money for a charity
verb -fits, -fiting, -fited especially (US) -fits, -fitting, -fitted
to do or receive good; profit
n.
v.
see: give the benefit

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Bend one’s elbow

    bend one’s elbow To drink frequently and heavily, esp whiskey: They cautioned him that maybe he was bending the elbow a little too often To have a drink: We’ll tip the elbow over at my place (1825+) see: crook one’s elbow

  • Bend over

    to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. to direct or turn in a particular direction: to bend one’s energies to the task. to […]



  • Bend over backward

    to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. to direct or turn in a particular direction: to bend one’s energies to the task. to […]

  • Bend over backwards

    bend over backwards Contemporary Examples Outcry Over Afghanistan Quran Burnings Shows Misguided ‘Honor’ About Sacred Book Asra Q. Nomani February 21, 2012 Also, lean over backwards. Exert oneself to the fullest extent, as in Dad bent over backwards so as not to embarrass Stasia’s new boyfriend. This phrase transfers the gymnastic feat of a backbend […]



Disclaimer: Benefited definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.