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.
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something that improves or promotes
advantage or sake: this is for your benefit
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
see: give the benefit
a customs union comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, begun January 1, 1948. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg considered together. noun the customs union formed by Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in 1948; became an economic union in 1960 these countries collectively Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
a brand name for probenecid.
a past participle of bename. to name; call by name. verb (archaic) a past participle of bename verb -names, -naming, -named, -named, -nempt an archaic word for name (sense 12)
Eduard [e-doo-ahrt] /ˈɛ dʊˌɑrt/ (Show IPA), 1884–1948, Czech patriot and statesman: president of Czechoslovakia 1935–38 and 1945–48. noun Eduard (ˈeːduart). 1884–1948, Czech statesman; president of Czechoslovakia (1935–38; 1946–48) and of its government in exile (1939–45)