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5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profit \Prof"it\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Profited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Profiting}.] [F. profiter. See {Profit}, noun] To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit; to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men.

The word preached did not profit them. --Heb. iv. 2.

It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profit \Prof"it\, verb (used without an object)

1. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.

I profit not by thy talk. --Shak.

2. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.

Riches profit not in the day of wrath. --Prov. xi. 4.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profit \Pro"fit\, noun [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress, profit, fr. profectum. See {Proficient}.]

1. Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence, pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation; emolument; as, a profit on the sale of goods.

Let no man anticipate uncertain profits. --Rambler.

2. Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,

This I speak for your own profit. --1 Cor. vii. 35.

If you dare do yourself a profit and a right. --Shak.

Syn: Benefit; avail; service; improvement; advancement; gain; emolument.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Turn \Turn\ (t[^u]rn), verb (used without an object)

1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns on his heel.

The gate . . . on golden hinges turning. --Milton.

2. Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.

Conditions of peace certainly turn upon events of war. --Swift.

3. To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.

If we repent seriously, submit contentedly, and serve him faithfully, afflictions shall turn to our advantage. --Wake.

4. To be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.

Turn from thy fierce wrath. --Ex. xxxii. 12.

Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways. --Ezek. xxxiii. 11.

The understanding turns inward on itself, and reflects on its own operations. --Locke.

5. To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one color turns to another; to turn Muslim.

I hope you have no intent to turn husband. --Shak.

Cygnets from gray turn white. --Bacon.

6. To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.

7. Specifically: (a) To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc. (b) To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.

I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn. --Shak. (c) To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach. (d) To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales. (e) To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide. (f) (Obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.

8. (Print.) To invert a type of the same thickness, as temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.

{To turn about}, to face to another quarter; to turn around.

{To turn again}, to come back after going; to return. --Shak.

{To turn against}, to become unfriendly or hostile to.

{To turn aside} or {To turn away}. (a) To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a company; to deviate. (b) To depart; to remove. (c) To avert one's face.

{To turn back}, to turn so as to go in an opposite direction; to retrace one's steps.

{To turn in}. (a) To bend inward. (b) To enter for lodgings or entertainment. (c) To go to bed. [Colloq.]

{To turn into}, to enter by making a turn; as, to turn into a side street.

{To turn off}, to be diverted; to deviate from a course; as, the road turns off to the left.

{To turn on} or {To turn upon}. (a) To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger. (b) To reply to or retort. (c) To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition.

{To turn out}. (a) To move from its place, as a bone. (b) To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out. (c) To rise from bed. [Colloq.] (d) To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to the fire. (e) To prove in the result; to issue; to result; as, the crops turned out poorly.

{To turn over}, to turn from side to side; to roll; to tumble.

{To turn round}. (a) To change position so as to face in another direction. (b) To change one's opinion; to change from one view or party to another.

{To turn to}, to apply one's self to; to have recourse to; to refer to. "Helvicus's tables may be turned to on all occasions." --Locke.

{To turn to account}, {profit}, {advantage}, or the like, to be made profitable or advantageous; to become worth the while.

{To turn under}, to bend, or be folded, downward or under.

{To turn up}. (a) To bend, or be doubled, upward. (b) To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur; to happen.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

profit

noun

1: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) [syn: {net income}, {net}, {net profit}, {lucre}, {profit}, {profits}, {earnings}]

2: the advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: {profit}, {gain}]

verb

1: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: {profit}, {gain}, {benefit}]

2: make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger" [syn: {profit}, {turn a profit}] [ant: {break even}, {lose}, {turn a loss}]

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