profit

Part of speech: adjective

Profitless.

Part of speech: verb

To be of profit to.

Part of speech: verb

To obtain profit.

Part of speech: verb

To be of advantage.

Part of speech: noun

Valuable return from labor; benefit; gain.

Part of speech: noun

Excess of returns over outlay.

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Usage examples "profit":

  1. The sewin' society was all in favor of the idea an' now if the square only takes it up with a real mother's heart I don't see why we shouldn'tget some profit out o' keepin' a minister yet. - "Susan Clegg and a Man in the House", Anne Warner.
  2. That may bring you profit, my Lord- but, Clerk, proceed. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
  3. It is my duty to have loved the highest, It surely was my profit had I known, It would have been my pleasure had I seen. - "The Pleasures of Life", Sir John Lubbock.