What does the word profit mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Anne Warner
  2. That may bring you profit, my Lord- but, Clerk, proceed. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by 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 by Sir John Lubbock