Profit means ‘money gained from a business or transaction after deducting costs.’

Profit is an advantage, benefit or gain.

Profit also means ‘to gain an advantage.’

Don’t confuse it with

prophet: a person who speaks for a god. Example: “Isaiah was a prophet in the Hebrew bible.”

Common uses

turn a profit: to start making a profit. Example: “After five years of losing money, the restaurant finally turned a profit.”

profit sharing: a system where workers get a share of a company’s profit. Example: “The company offers sales representatives profit sharing when they meet their sales goals.”

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