1. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to.
The war which would have been most beneficial to us. --Swift.
2. Law Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.
3. King. [Obs.] “A beneficial foe.”
Syn: -- See Advantage.
adj 1: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation
agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the
beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the
experience was good for her" [syn: good]
2: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to
health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good
night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air" [syn: