Definition of 'profit'
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Profits earned by the owners of capital need to be recorded where they are earned. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Attempts to diversify its business led to profit warnings last year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It prompted claims from unions that the company was profiting from the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said that the firm would reinvest much of its profits into technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It added price rises would hit activity and profits may be squeezed. The Sun (2016)Of course drugs manufacturers must make a reasonable profit to fund their research. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have further hammered bank profits by wiping out the margin made on deposits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The retailer said that it wanted to improve profits by ensuring that all invoices are processed so they are paid on time and in full. Computing (2010)Employers, who enjoy lower labour costs and higher profits, and the immigrants themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Halfway pre-tax profits exceeded expectations but were still off by almost 20 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet simply earning a profit is an incomplete organizational objective. Christianity Today (2000)You can deduct costs from your profit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Investors see potentially large profits in the businesses that help consumers shut out the online world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They must derive a large proportion of their profits from rental income. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The workers decide how much of the profits to share and how much to invest. Training with N.L.P. (1994)The company attributed the drop in profits to increased investment and a rise in newsprint prices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whether there is such a thing as a profit motive at all is highly doubtful. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)The survey showed that profit expectations had also weakened while pricing pressures were flat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Firms have an incentive to enter if the existing firms are earning positive economic profits. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)They can undercut the competition or take the currency gain in higher profits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In such a society and only in such a society did tools become capital that yielded profit. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Or is it to boost its profits at the expense of suckers like me? Times, Sunday Times (2007) Yet profits from this activity almost halved last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it would also entail shrinking the banks to maximise profits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The objective is to reduce costs and to improve profits. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsThey represent the means by which the company earns its profits. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Fashion is far from the only business that puts profit before welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The data do not show whether the universities are making a profit from that income. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Who will profit from cutting costs? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company has been trading at a loss because so far such profits have been cancelled by writedowns on its investment portfolio. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We only make 4% profit because we invest millions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He decided to put increasing membership and activity above profit - he still does. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Profits so far this year are in line with expectations, with the residential side trading well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet a tax avoidance scheme helped the PM's family profit in the past. The Sun (2016)Just six years after this death, a case in Liverpool was found to involve the systematic poisoning of a whole family for insurance profits. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Translations for 'profit'
British English: profit /ˈprɒfɪt/ NOUN
A profit is an amount of money that you gain when you are paid more for something than it cost you.
The bank made a huge profit.
- American English: profit
- Arabic: رِبْح
- Brazilian Portuguese: lucro
- Chinese: 利润
- Croatian: dobitak
- Czech: zisk
- Danish: profit
- Dutch: winst
- European Spanish: beneficios
- Finnish: taloudellinen voitto
- French: bénéfices
- German: Gewinn money
- Greek: κέρδος
- Italian: guadagno
- Japanese: 収益
- Korean: 이익
- Norwegian: fortjeneste
- Polish: zysk
- European Portuguese: lucro
- Romanian: profit
- Russian: прибыль
- Spanish: beneficios
- Swedish: vinst
- Thai: ผลกำไร
- Turkish: kazanç
- Ukrainian: прибуток
- Vietnamese: lợi nhuận
British English: profit VERB
If you profit from something, you earn a profit from it.
Athletes are accustomed to profiting handsomely from bonuses.
Definition of profit from the Collins English Dictionary
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