profit

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • ꝓfit (abbreviation, obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English profit, from Old French profit (Modern French profit), from Latin prōfectus (advance, progress, growth, increase, profit), from proficiō (to go forward, advance, make progress, be profitable or useful). Doublet of profect.

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profit (countable and uncountable, plural profits)

  1. (accounting, economics) Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price.
    • 1750 Oct. 2, Samuel Johnson, The Rambler:
      Let no man anticipate uncertain profits.
    • 1935, Smedley Butler, War Is a Racket, pp. 1 & 7:
      War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives... Of course, it isn't put that crudely in war time. It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and "we must all put our shoulders to the wheel," but the profits jump and leap and skyrocket—and are safely pocketed.
    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
      The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax countries, is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. […] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
  2. (dated, literary) Benefit, positive result obtained.
    Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.
  3. (property law) Ellipsis of profit à prendre

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Regarding the income sense, when the difference is negative, the term loss is preferred. Negative profit does appear in microeconomics. Profit by a government agency is called a surplus.

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profit (third-person singular simple present profits, present participle profiting, simple past and past participle profited)

  1. (transitive) To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody).
  2. (intransitive, construed with from) To benefit, gain.
  3. (intransitive, construed with from) To take advantage of, exploit, use.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōfectus.

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profit m (plural profits)

  1. benefit, advantage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French profit, from Latin prōfectus.

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profit m (plural profits)

  1. profit, benefit
    Il a su tirer profit de ses connaissances.
    He managed to take advantage of his knowledge.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Profit.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈprofit]
  • Hyphenation: pro‧fit
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun[edit]

profit (plural profitok)

  1. profit (total income or cash flow minus expenditures)
    Synonyms: haszon, nyereség

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative profit profitok
accusative profitot profitokat
dative profitnak profitoknak
instrumental profittal profitokkal
causal-final profitért profitokért
translative profittá profitokká
terminative profitig profitokig
essive-formal profitként profitokként
essive-modal
inessive profitban profitokban
superessive profiton profitokon
adessive profitnál profitoknál
illative profitba profitokba
sublative profitra profitokra
allative profithoz profitokhoz
elative profitból profitokból
delative profitról profitokról
ablative profittól profitoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
profité profitoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
profitéi profitokéi
Possessive forms of profit
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. profitom profitjaim
2nd person sing. profitod profitjaid
3rd person sing. profitja profitjai
1st person plural profitunk profitjaink
2nd person plural profitotok profitjaitok
3rd person plural profitjuk profitjaik

References[edit]

  1. ^ profit in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French profit, from Latin profectus (advance, progress, growth, increase, profit).

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profit m (plural profits)

  1. (Jersey) profit

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French profit.

Noun[edit]

profit n (plural profituri)

  1. profit

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prǒfiːt/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧fit

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pròfīt m (Cyrillic spelling про̀фӣт)

  1. profit

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish profit, from French profit, from Latin prōficere. Attested since 1487.

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profit c

  1. (derogatory) profit, unearned income

Declension[edit]

Declension of profit 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative profit profiten profiter profiterna
Genitive profits profitens profiters profiternas

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English profit.

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profit

  1. profit
  2. interest