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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Gain of any kind. Or, money gained by selling things or doing business, after costs have been paid.

Usage examples (35)
  • Many receive advice, but the wise profit from it.
  • Tax the oil companies 120 billion in profit is a joke when they don't spend anything for alternate energy
  • That would be an increase of 13.3% year-on-year for the second half and a 60% increase in profit from the first half to the second.
  • In fact, the term profit does not seem to cover the cost of interest that will be paid by the government on the debt issued to fund this. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "profit' which is a gain of any kind, is "prophet" which is a person who claims to be able to foretell the future.
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