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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prof·it /ˈprɑfət/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fit 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.
    Let no man anticipate uncertain profits.   --Rambler.
 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.
 Syn: -- Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain; emolument.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prof·it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profited; p. pr. & vb. n. Profiting.]  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.
    The word preached did not profit them.   --Heb. iv. 2.
    It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prof·it, 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of
           time (including depreciation and other non-cash
           expenses) [syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre,
            profits, earnings]
      2: the advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: gain]
      v 1: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast
           experience" [syn: gain, benefit]
      2: make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has
         not profited from the merger" [syn: turn a profit] [ant:
          lose, break even]