pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction.
Compare gross profit, net profit.
the ratio of such pecuniary gain to the amount of capital invested.
returns, proceeds, or revenue, as from property or investments.
the monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of raw materials, etc.:
The company works on a small margin of profit.
advantage; benefit; gain.
verb (used without object)
to gain an advantage or benefit:
He profited greatly from his schooling.
to make a profit.
to take advantage:
to profit from the weaknesses of others.
to be of service or benefit.
to make progress.
verb (used with object)
to be of advantage or profit to:
Nothing profits one so much as a sound education.
(often pl) excess of revenues over outlays and expenses in a business enterprise over a given period of time, usually a year
the monetary gain derived from a transaction
income derived from property or an investment, as contrasted with capital gains
the ratio of this income to the investment or principal
the income or reward accruing to a successful entrepreneur and held to be the motivating factor of all economic activity in a capitalist economy
(as modifier): the profit motive
a gain, benefit, or advantage
to gain or cause to gain profit
noun 1. advancement in rank or position. 2. furtherance or encouragement. 3. the act of promoting. 4. the state of being promoted. 5. something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance. 6. Also called queening. Chess. the replacement of […]
[self-pruh-noun-sing] /ˈsɛlf prəˈnaʊn sɪŋ/ adjective 1. having the pronunciation indicated, especially by diacritical marks added on original spellings rather than by phonetic symbols: a self-pronouncing dictionary. self-pronouncing adjective 1. (in a phonetic transcription) of, relating to, or denoting a word that, except for additional diacritic marks of stress, may keep the letters of its ordinary […]
verb (used with object), propagated, propagating. 1. to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock. 2. to reproduce (itself, its kind, etc.), as an organism does. 3. to transmit (hereditary features or elements) to, or through, offspring. 4. to spread (a report, doctrine, practice, etc.) from person […]
or self-propelling [self-pruh-peld, self-] /ˈsɛlf prəˈpɛld, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. propelled by itself. 2. (of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc. 3. (of a gun or a rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base. self-propelled adjective 1. (of a vehicle) […]