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1. profit

noun. ['ˈprɑːfət, ˈprɑːfɪt'] the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

Synonyms

  • net profit
  • filthy lucre
  • windfall profit
  • income
  • portion
  • net
  • part
  • gross profit
  • gross profit margin
  • percentage
  • share
  • earning per share
  • margin
  • markup
  • net income
  • profits
  • cleanup
  • accumulation
  • killing
  • quick buck
  • dividend
  • fast buck
  • lucre

Antonyms

  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success
  • gross

Etymology

  • profit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • profit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Profit

  • proffitt
  • proffit
  • moffitt
  • moffit
  • moffett
  • moffet

Example sentences of the word profit


1. Noun, singular or mass
This means you kept 8 cents of profit for every dollar of sales during the year.

2. Verb, base form
The point of an iron condor spread is to profit from a sleepy market that doesn't move much.

Quotes containing the word profit


1. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

2. What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

3. Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
- William Wordsworth

2. profit-maximizing

adjective. making the profit as great as possible.

Synonyms

  • increasing

Antonyms

  • detractive
  • depreciating

3. profit-maximising

adjective. making the profit as great as possible.

Synonyms

  • increasing

Antonyms

  • detractive
  • depreciating

4. non-profit-making

adjective. not commercially motivated.

Synonyms

  • noncommercial

Antonyms

  • commerce
  • commercialism

5. not-for-profit

noun. an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities.

Synonyms

  • organisation
  • organization
  • nonprofit organization

Antonyms

  • nonalignment
  • finish
  • inactivity

6. profit-and-loss_statement

noun. a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period.

Synonyms

  • statement
  • earnings report
  • operating statement
  • income statement

Antonyms

  • truth
  • overstatement
  • con
  • pro

7. profit

verb. ['ˈprɑːfət, ˈprɑːfɪt'] make a profit; gain money or materially.

Synonyms

  • earn
  • clean up
  • realise
  • make
  • turn a nice penny
  • gain
  • clear
  • pull in
  • bring in
  • take in
  • realize
  • turn a nice dime
  • turn a nice dollar
  • line one's pockets

Antonyms

  • lose
  • proximate
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • profit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • profit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. profit

verb. ['ˈprɑːfət, ˈprɑːfɪt'] derive a benefit from.

Synonyms

  • capitalize
  • profiteer
  • net
  • gain
  • cash in on
  • clear
  • pyramid
  • capitalise
  • get
  • benefit
  • sack up
  • take advantage
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • profit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • profit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. profit

noun. ['ˈprɑːfət, ˈprɑːfɪt'] the advantageous quality of being beneficial.

Synonyms

  • profitableness
  • advantage
  • gain
  • gainfulness
  • profitability
  • lucrativeness
  • vantage

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • unprofitableness
  • good fortune
  • bad luck

Etymology

  • profit (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • profit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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