profit
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin profectus advance, profit, from proficere Date: 14th century 1. a valuable return ; gain 2. the excess of returns over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions; especially the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost 3. net income usually for a given period of time 4. the ratio of profit for a given year to the amount of capital invested or to the value of sales 5. the compensation accruing to entrepreneurs for the assumption of risk in business enterprise as distinguished from wages or rent • profitless adjectiveprofitwise adverb II. verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to be of service or advantage ; avail 2. to derive benefit ; gain 3. to make a profit transitive verb to be of service to ; benefit

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