English

Definition of 'profitable'

See related content

Synonyms of "profitable"
Synonyms of "profitable"
French Definition of "profitable"
French Definition of "profitable"
Translator
Translator
Spanish Definition of "profitable"
Spanish Definition of "profitable"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'profitable'

Example sentences containing 'profitable'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The venture turned into a thriving and profitable business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead the previously profitable businesses plunged into losses. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Highly profitable companies should have more sense of public responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another highly profitable niche is the greetings card industry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company has been retreating from some less profitable business over the past couple of years but faces some difficult headwinds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a profitable business that expects to publish strong full-year results next month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would see us running the business in a profitable manner. The Sun (2007)They are right to argue that the proposals would make them less competitive and less profitable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The moon in your money chart makes weekend work profitable. The Sun (2010)Where on earth are clubs to fit in highly profitable foreign tours after preseason training? The Sun (2014)Within ten years they had built a large and highly profitable wholesale business. Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Yet its existing businesses remained healthy and profitable. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Many of our suppliers have enjoyed decades of very profitable growth through their business with us. Joanna Blythman SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)They were hugely profitable during the boom but demand for them vanished during the credit crunch. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We worked hard to make our time profitable. Christianity Today (2000)It also argues that its international businesses will be profitable in six to ten years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Regulation is making banking much less profitable than it used to be. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Something you design and make could be profitable. The Sun (2012)They were running it like an international business and it is highly profitable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At these low prices it became profitable for large domestic buyers to try to evade sugar quotas. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)The business remains profitable and this is no time to sell assets like that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some of the venture capital investments could prove hugely profitable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The moon lights your success chart and work you do in your spare time is profitable. The Sun (2009)He has managed to turn his love of partying and clubbing into a profitable business. The Sun (2014)Nuclear power has always needed taxpayer handouts to make it profitable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These highly profitable companies benefit from a benign business environment while their staff are being squeezed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Audit and tax remain highly profitable but offer little growth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By the mid-1990s we were struggling to sustain profitable growth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This service could be offered by an electricity or gas supplier who could thereby make their business more profitable by selling less energy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our previous approach was not sustainable, to grow for the future we have to get profitable growth back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Heathrow is larger, more profitable and better connected to the world's leading cities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

Synonyms of 'profitable'

Trends of 'profitable'

In Common Usage. profitable is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'profitable'

British English: profitable /ˈprɒfɪtəbl/ ADJECTIVE
A profitable activity or organization makes a profit.
...a profitable business.
  • American English: profitable
  • Arabic: مَرْبَح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: lucrativo
  • Chinese: 有利可图的
  • Croatian: profitabilan
  • Czech: výnosný
  • Danish: indbringende
  • Dutch: winstgevend
  • European Spanish: rentable
  • Finnish: tuottoisa
  • French: rentable
  • German: gewinnbringend
  • Greek: επικερδής
  • Italian: redditizio
  • Japanese: 収益の多い
  • Korean: 이로운
  • Norwegian: lønnsom
  • Polish: dochodowy
  • European Portuguese: lucrativo
  • Romanian: profitabil
  • Russian: прибыльный
  • Spanish: rentable
  • Swedish: lönsam
  • Thai: ที่ได้ผลกำไร
  • Turkish: kazançlı
  • Ukrainian: прибутковий
  • Vietnamese: có lợi nhuận

Source

Definition of profitable from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access