Definition of Profits

1. Noun. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).




2. Noun. Something won (especially money).
Exact synonyms: Win, Winnings
Generic synonyms: Financial Gain
Derivative terms: Win, Win, Win
Antonyms: Losings

Definition of Profits

1. Noun. (plural of profit) ¹

2. Noun. (plurale tantum) Collective form of profit. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of profit) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profits

1. profit [v] - See also: profit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profits

profiteered
profiteering
profiteers
profiter
profiterole
profiteroles
profiters
profitest
profiteth
profiting
profitings
profitless
profitlessly
profitlessness
profitmaking
profits (current term)
profitseeking
profitwise
proflavine
profligacies
profligacy
profligate
profligated
profligately
profligateness
profligates
profligating
profligation
profligatory
profluence

Literary usage of Profits

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"CHAPTER 50 BUSINESS profits, continued Section 1. Analogy between business profits and rent. A similar analogy in other occupations. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"The owner of a valid trademark is entitled to recover the profits acquired by an ... The inherent impossibility of an apportionment between the profits ..."

3. Principles of political economy and taxation by David Ricardo (1919)
"In the same manner, with every increased demand for corn, it may rise so high as to afford more than the general profits to the farmer. ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"taking one-fifth of the balance remaining and deducting this from the chargeable profits. Tax on the remaining sum is then charged at 15 per cent. ..."

5. The Quarterly Journal of Economics by Harvard University (1888)
"BUSINESS profits AND WAGES: A REJOINDER.ยป Having no taste for mere controversy, I propose to leave my share in the issue between the old and new theories of ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"profits are incident to the share to which the owner at once becomes ... Regarded as an incident to the shares, undivided profits are property of the ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"It is charged that to allow the defendant to retain possession of the land and u> receive and use the rents and profits will amount to allowing him to have ..."

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