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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
profit
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a huge loss/profit/increase etc
▪ a huge increase in cost
a profit forecast
▪ The company has cut its profit forecast by £18m to £570m.
corporate profits
▪ U.S. corporate profits were higher than analysts predicted.
fat profits
▪ Of course the supermarkets’ aim is to make fat profits.
generate revenue/profits/income etc
▪ Tourism generates income for local communities.
gross profit
handsome profit
▪ He managed to make a handsome profit out of the deal.
made a profit
▪ They made a profit of £140 million.
maximize profit/revenue etc
▪ The company’s main function is to maximize profit.
net profit (=after taxes, costs etc)
▪ The net profit was up 16.3% last month.
plough back...profits
▪ Companies can plough back their profits into new equipment.
posted...profits...sales
▪ Cisco Systems posted record profits and sales for the third fiscal quarter.
Pre-tax profits
Pre-tax profits fell 26.6% to £3.1 million.
profit and loss account
profit margin
profit sharing
profits warning
reap the benefit/reward/profit (of sth)
▪ Those who do take risks often reap the rewards.
sell sth at a profit/loss (=make or lose money on a sale)
▪ Tony had to sell the business at a loss.
taxable income/profits/earnings etc
windfall gain/profit etc (=high profit that you did not expect to make)
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
annual
▪ Bristol Rovers announced an annual profit of nearly £90,000 and disclosed they have £1.3m in the bank.
▪ Soon sales had increased by 17 percent and the center was turning a $ 111, 000 annual profit.
▪ But the Newcastle-based computer group Sage has surged ahead by 20p to 454p after a 32% annual profits increase.
▪ She said the company will report its first-ever annual profit in 1995, and will do even better this year.
▪ The small annual profits of the Edinburgh and Dundee clubs were interspersed with losses and no dividends were distributed to shareholders.
▪ Its paging business was booming, and annual operating profits broke the $ 1 billion mark.
▪ Reckitt &038; Colman also revealed annual profits at the top end of market expectations, but the price slipped 3p to 603p.
▪ The growers who are crying wolf today about the lack of water will post their annual profits in a few months.
big
▪ There are big profits to be made in the international exotic bird trade.
▪ But Arnold Thomas smelled a bigger profit from the up-and-coming developers who were looking to build back-to-backs for the mill-workers.
▪ Now that the carrier is making big profits, they say it's payback time.
▪ Sales of mainframe systems are still thought to be earning the biggest profit.
▪ First, if partially successful, it will lead to a big profits boom for the capitalists.
▪ A clever financial coup over Executive Life's junk-bond portfolio produced big profits for its acquirer.
▪ The result: its biggest profit in three years.
corporate
▪ Consumers, investors and workers have all threatened corporate profit in different ways, with varying degrees of success.
▪ Interest rates are low, inflation seems whipped, job growth is strong, corporate profits are soaring.
▪ Restrictions on the repatriation of private and corporate profits and capital were also lifted.
▪ Meanwhile, private investment will remain strong, propelled by a 14 % increase in corporate profits in 1995.
▪ Is the goal to maximize corporate profits for the few or to meet all basic human needs and protect the Earth?
▪ The key issue for corporate profits in the new year will be economic growth.
▪ Multinational corporate profits and stock-market valuations are up been a comparative salt mine.
▪ Meanwhile, the corporate profits share of national income continues to be at its highest level since the late 1960s.
gross
▪ This represents a difference or rather gross profit of 65p per dozen or £14.98 per bird over the same period.
▪ Sales less cost of sales yields a gross profit of $ 350.
▪ The possibility of a high gross profit margin. 6.
▪ Certainly one of the most important and most sensitive variables to be estimated is the gross profit margin.
▪ However, gross profit was down only £2m to £94m.
▪ The difference between sales and cost of sales is the gross profit which is distributed as tax and dividends.
▪ Water Assessment 1992 was an excellent year for oceanographic and water related work, with a gross profit significantly ahead of budget.
▪ A particular case that I remember was the client's stock calculations geared to achieving the required gross profit percentage.
healthy
▪ And hospital chiefs are confident the shops will turn in healthy profits that will be used to improve patient care.
▪ At a time when many chains are losing money, Lechters is turning a healthy profit.
▪ Burmah Castrol, the lubricants group, was one impressive performer as dealers cheered its healthy profits rise.
▪ Companies continue to register healthy profits.
▪ Bought four years ago from Johnson Matthey, it has since trebled turnover and is now making healthy profits.
▪ So does that add up to conflict for the pubs; healthy drinking verses healthy profit?
▪ Both, along with Red Dragon in Cardiff, which he also picked up, were now showing a healthy profit.
▪ The couple had taken over the shop six years previously and had achieved a healthy profit through hard work.
high
▪ Criticism should always be a positive move along the road to high profits.
▪ Further, the higher the profits, the easier it is to corrupt government agents.
▪ To achieve the highest levels of profit the Profitboss sets to achieve the highest levels of trust within his team.
▪ The higher import quota also means greater volume and higher profit margins for other refiners like Alexander&038;.
▪ It is an essential key for achieving high levels of profit consistently.
▪ Then compare the maximal profits on each subset, and choose one with the highest profits.
▪ The connection of status and power with size, rather than with high profits perse, seems fairly self-evident.
▪ Analysts say private management should mean higher profits at the bank.
huge
▪ For the sake of a handful of people making huge profits the entire planet has been put in jeopardy.
▪ The mortgage trader who could predict the behavior of the homeowners made huge profits.
▪ They were so cheap that, even with the cost of smuggling them west, Kurzlinger could make a huge profit.
▪ Chan became successful at investing and was making huge profits within several months.
▪ They sold low-price share options - and pocketed huge profits as City prices soared.
▪ In our opinion, what we are seeing in the industry is the unwinding of huge profits.
▪ This simple notion can make huge profits.
▪ And she has been criticized for reaping huge profits in commodities trading.
net
▪ No net profit or per share figures were given.
▪ MCSNet ended 1993 with a significant net profit.
▪ Solvay showed a 40 percent fall in net profits in 1991 compared to 1990.
▪ Arcade had net profit 16. 9 million guilders in its fiscal year ended March on sales of about 398 million guilders.
▪ The basic rate is 40 percent, of the net profits.
▪ Fujitsu says it expects to break even in 1993-94, with zero net profit.
pretax
▪ Eight analysts surveyed Friday had predicted pretax profit of between 130 million pounds and 127 million pounds.
▪ Macdougall said he lowered his estimate for 1996 pretax profit to 17 million pounds.
▪ House of Fraser yesterday warned its fiscal 1996 pretax profit would be below expectations as margins declined.
▪ That means First Interstate managers could reap about $ 300 million in pretax profits cashing in their options.
▪ Without the proposed issues, pretax profit would come to 496. 43 million ringgit, the circular said.
substantial
▪ Presumably a substantial profit could be made if the church bought the land and subsequently sold it.
▪ Like the annexation of Tucson Mall a decade earlier, these three areas could provide a substantial profit for the city.
▪ He'd been running the clinic at a substantial profit for nearly ten years.
▪ The company was slow to restructure, and its problems could carry over into another substantial profit decline in 1996.
▪ Middlesbrough made a substantial profit last season, especially with two good Cup runs, and have an extra Premier League windfall.
▪ About 20 of the weapons, banned for private import by federal law in 1989, were resold for substantial profit.
▪ He commanded $ 1m a film, plus a share of often substantial profits.
taxable
▪ The cash call was accompanied by a statement that taxable profits for last year would not be less than £200,000.
▪ The previous 12 months saw taxable profits of £13 million.
▪ Fashion retailer Next was on everybody's buy list as it boosted taxable profits threefold.
▪ As a result it slipped into a loss of £1.33m in 1988 against a £1.71m taxable profit in 1987.
▪ For both partnerships and companies all properly incurred expenses of the trade can be offset against revenue when computing taxable profit.
▪ Companies pay corporation tax calculated on their taxable profits after allowance for interest payments and depreciation.
▪ So a £100,000 investment immediately reduces taxable profit by £100,000.
▪ A slump in taxable profits left food distributor Booker down 19p at 420p.
trading
▪ Derwent is expected to make trading profits of £2 million or so in the year to March.
▪ At the trading level, profits slipped from I£17.7m to I£16.2m.
▪ Turnover increased 10 percent to 1,752 million, while trading profits increased 3 percent to 252 million.
▪ In 1991 the stake in Carnaud-Metalbox contributed about a quarter of total trading profits of £125 million.
▪ Losses after interest Trading profit was about £110,000, but losses after interest amounted to £2.2m.
▪ The £949 million provision cancelled out 1992 trading profits of £565 million, down from £789 million last time.
▪ In 1992, 75% of the Group's trading profits were derived from the sale of spirits and 25% from brewing.
Trading conditions in many countries were extremely difficult last year, but both spirits and beers increased their trading profits.
■ NOUN
forecast
▪ Shareholders get nothing more than a bald one-year profit forecast.
▪ Olivetti shares have tumbled 15 percent since last week as analysts downgraded profit forecasts.
▪ You can also conduct profit forecasts, identify profitable work and problem areas.
▪ James Capel has, it appears, lopped £25m from its profit forecast and now expects £165m.
▪ City analysts immediately slashed their profit forecasts from around £15m to around £5m.
▪ He added that a downgrading in profit forecasts was normal in a recession.
growth
▪ Tokyo stock exchange-listed companies are forecasting annual profit growth of just 0.6 per cent between October and March 2001.
▪ That raised concern that profit growth may be slowing.
▪ Our skills at managing these unique and complex relationships have helped to fuel expansion and profit growth.
▪ Wehmiller's pre-tax profit growth, 55 percent to £8.1m in the year to July 31, was almost all from acquisitions.
▪ These shares had a big run in 1995 and investors seemed concerned their profit growth will slow.
▪ It is expected that these new launches will, in time, be significant contributors to the profit growth of this business.
▪ In the case of Dorling Kindersley, there is the prospect of strong profits growth from its existing businesses.
margin
▪ But his concern for profit margins kept wage levels low and he was intensely suspicious of trade unionism.
▪ But profit margins were just 1 per cent.
▪ Executives point to increased regulatory pressures as well as scrawny profit margins on underwriting new state and local government issues.
▪ Increased international competition almost certainly contributed to holding down profit margins.
▪ His backup was cement, and he knew exactly what profit margin to expect on it.
▪ The health ministry has fixed the pharmacists' profit margin at 10 %.
▪ Beyond those, they cite the high costs of customer disaffection, which drives down both profit margins and market share.
operating
▪ As a result, it is now being reorganised. Operating profit fell to £10.5m from £11.1m in 1991.
▪ Up to two thirds of the operating profits of owner-managed companies goes on interest payments, it is claimed today.
▪ Its operating profits have increased by 20% from £22.5 million to £27.1 million.
▪ Cost-cutting helped boost operating profits 78% to £904,000 in the six months to end October.
▪ Terry's, sold earlier this month to Kraft for £220 million, saw operating profits fall 6 percent to £13.4 million.
▪ This involves, among other things, comparing the level of debt with operating profits as well as with the value of the assets.
▪ This was after the interest bill surged to £11.5m from £3.8m, negating operating profits.
▪ But operating profits rose 8 percent to £30.2 million, and Weir Floway contributed £1.97 million.
share
▪ If real product wages rise more slowly than productivity then the profit share rises.
▪ Meanwhile, the corporate profits share of national income continues to be at its highest level since the late 1960s.
▪ If the growth of labour costs exceeds that of productivity, the profit share is squeezed.
▪ There was virtually no change in the profit share between the mid-fifties and mid-sixties.
▪ The profit share fell sharply from 1960.
▪ During the periods when the profit share declined, a definite fall in the output-capital ratio occurred.
▪ All other things being equal, the smaller the retailing mark-up, the greater the profit share for the manufacturer.
tax
▪ To do that it would have to make pre-#tax profits of around £60 million.
▪ Persimmon had a pre-#tax profit of 25 million pounds on sales of 206 million pounds in 1994.
▪ Pre-#tax profit after these items fell from £4.7m to £3m.
▪ Pre tax profits for the year ended 31st March 1991, dropped by £1.24m to £2.51m.
▪ However, its pre-#tax profits slipped by 38 per cent to £1 billion.
▪ A bill was passed reducing the tax profit level from 50 to 40 percent and 35 percent in agriculture.
▪ Pre-#tax profits for 1997 were reported as Pounds 41.5m and that year the shares traded between 34p and 46.5p.
▪ In May the group announced pre-#tax profits of Pounds 9m on turnover of Pounds 197m.
warning
▪ After the profits warning was announced, the shares had slumped by up to 100p.
▪ Other companies issuing profit warnings or unexpectedly weak earnings included Hutchison Technology Inc., down 6 to 36 1 / 2.
▪ Harland's shares rose 15 to 94p compared with 585p before the profit warning.
▪ Engineering group Wheway dipped 5p to 7p after a profits warning.
▪ Last year, the shares traded in the 14p to 4p range as the market reacted to takeover rumours and profit warnings.
▪ Despite earlier profit warnings, the results were worse than expected.
■ VERB
announce
▪ Bristol Rovers announced an annual profit of nearly £90,000 and disclosed they have £1.3m in the bank.
▪ In August, the company announced net profit for the year ended June 30 rose 75 percent on increased sales.
▪ Mount Charlotte Thistle announced its pre-tax profit down to £1.5 million from £29.1 million the previous six months.
▪ SmithKline Beecham announced that second quarter profit before tax rose by 10% to £254m.
▪ Northants profit Cricket: NatWest Trophy holders Northamptonshire have announced a net profit of £19,312 for last year.
▪ Computer, software and semiconductor companies advanced as Lam Research and Lattice Semiconductor announced profits surpassing analysts' estimates.
boost
▪ Price cuts failed to boost sales so profit margins have been slashed.
▪ Co. said strength in its trading and investment banking businesses boosted fourth-quarter profit 89 percent.
▪ That enabled it to boost pre-tax profits to March 31 to £101.4m from £65.7m in the previous 12 months.
▪ John Sculley hoped to boost short-term profits by pricing it at $ 2, 495.
▪ Fashion retailer Next was on everybody's buy list as it boosted taxable profits threefold.
▪ A strong dollar boosts exporters' profits by allowing them to lower prices abroad, which makes them more competitive.
▪ Cost-cutting helped boost operating profits 78% to £904,000 in the six months to end October.
▪ Lower rates make it cheaper for companies to borrow money, which can boost their profits and stock prices.
earn
▪ Members benefited from both the restricted entry and competition controls, allowing many of them to earn oligopolistic profits.
▪ Largely unregulated managed-care organizations earn outrageous profits.
▪ Sales of mainframe systems are still thought to be earning the biggest profit.
▪ To make taffy, to advertise taffy, to provide employment, to earn a profit, to inspire Otto Rossler?
▪ I believe they offer every reason to earn you a profit during the winter months.
▪ And Liggett reportedly has earned little or no profit for each of the last several years.
▪ Cash is totally liquid, but earns no profit.
▪ Operating efficiency: measures of the efficiency with which corporate resources are employed to earn a profit. 4.
fall
▪ The rise comes against a national picture of rising repossessions, falling profits and poor asset growth at other regional building societies.
▪ Refining overcapacity and falling profit margins are among the chief reasons, they said.
▪ With excess capacity and falling profits, firms are likely to cut their investment plans this year.
▪ In Brussels, the market fell after investors snagged profits following a record-setting run that opened the new year.
▪ If it falls also on monopoly profits, the total yield of the tax is.
generate
▪ We know that strategy 2 generates zero profit, and strategy 1 should generate the same zero profit.
▪ In many cases, a business may not be generating enough profit to take full advantage of these tax benefits.
▪ Banks are generating record profits and using excess cash to buy out competitors and repurchase their own shares.
▪ East Midlands Electricity added 1p to 408p after generating a 23% profits rise to £30.3m.
▪ Stock markets in both countries value the corporate assets that generate these profits relatively cheaply, he says.
▪ As a result, he said, Unix software and services will increasingly generate higher profits and growth.
▪ Many universities see their law schools as businesses generating pure profit.
increase
▪ Sales increased by 12% and profit was up by 28%.
▪ The logic with margin is that you can leverage your assets to buy additional securities and increase your profits if prices rise.
▪ Set your team a competition to increase profit levels by 10 percent this week.
▪ Diminished revenue was reported on the trams, but increasing profits on the lighting side.
▪ The complaint states that Asarco employed unsafe mining methods to increase the company's profit.
▪ It is the cutting edge of Hartlepool's economy increasing profits, turnover, employees and training.
▪ Obviously, firms normally try to increase their profit and to avoid loss.
make
▪ Barretts &038; Baird made a profit of £180,000 in the year to end-March on a turnover of £117m.
▪ The mortgage trader who could predict the behavior of the homeowners made huge profits.
▪ Like most game-machine makers, Bandai sells each Pippin at a loss, hoping to make its profits from the software.
▪ Chan became successful at investing and was making huge profits within several months.
▪ It made profits of £5.4 million in the 1990-91 season.
▪ The owner is being reimbursed for it, we make a profit on it.
▪ The immediate answer might well be that one is making a financial profit and the other a loss.
▪ Lois will only make a profit or loss under the second strategy when there are changes in relative prices.
maximize
▪ Is the goal to maximize corporate profits for the few or to meet all basic human needs and protect the Earth?
▪ Business, after all, exists to maximize profits.
▪ On the supply side, firms maximize profits and entry occurs until the marginal firm can only just break even.
▪ The technicians and experts simply mirror this reality as they squabble over the means to maximize profits for their respective ruling classes.
▪ He is meticulous in developing, implementing and maintaining systems which minimize inventory and maximize profit.
▪ But it should come as no shock that the oil industry is out to maximize profits.
▪ Apple, which disdained cloning until early 1995, instead chose to maximize profit margins.
▪ Private actors are allowed to make decisions and take actions that maximize their profits and their share of the resources.
operate
▪ On July 20-21 the Congress approved the lowering of the maximum corporate tax from 50 percent on operating profits to 30 percent.
▪ Retail operating profit rose 30 % to 32. 7 million.
▪ An operating profit of £184m enabled 69 % of the interest due on loans to be funded out of turnover totalling £666m.
▪ Its paging business was booming, and annual operating profits broke the $ 1 billion mark.
▪ Four units posted double-digit increases in revenue and operating profits.
▪ But they may have to sell stocks if they fail to raise enough operating profits, he said.
▪ Last year, Nomura reported operating profits of 7. 938 billion yen on sales of 334. 980 billion yen.
▪ Daimler said its operating profit in 1995, excluding one-time charges and writeoffs, improved.
reap
▪ There is nothing so admirable as a man who applies his knowledge with forceful direction and from his efficiency reaps a profit.
▪ Several predicted that they will be reap higher yields and profits while saving their soil.
▪ Cricket: Red rose blooms in business David Hopps on how Lancashire reaped record profits.
▪ Hospitals can reap handsome profits that way.
▪ Her landlord plans to reap big profits housing spectators.
▪ And she has been criticized for reaping huge profits in commodities trading.
reduce
▪ The same result may occur even if the tenant does not consciously reduce his profit margin.
▪ Lost revenues during shutdown periods are opportunity costs that can temporarily reduce profits.
▪ But the pay of their employees is an expense which reduces profits, not a source of demand which realizes them.
▪ The losses of the loss corporation reduce the profits of the profitable corporation.
▪ However, salary is a cost to the business and therefore reduces profit.
▪ Several retailers are expected to be takeover candidates as a slowing economy reduces sales and profits, analysts said.
▪ So a £100,000 investment immediately reduces taxable profit by £100,000.
▪ Wegener said the acquisition will not reduce the expected profit increase.
report
▪ Yahoo!, the big Internet portal company, reported fourth-quarter profits in line with expectations.
▪ For the year ending 30 September, 1992, Quayle Munro reported pre-tax profits of £510,000.
▪ The company reported its first profit last year and sales have risen sharply.
▪ Roche will report net profit April 24.
sell
▪ They had them sub-titled in order to be sold abroad for possible profit.
▪ They took assets on to their books assuming they would sell them at a profit shortly afterwards.
▪ But unlike physicians, veterinarians sell -- and profit from -- the drugs they prescribe.
▪ By 1973 it was in production and selling at a good profit to Jensen for the new Jensen-Healey.
▪ Above this line standard uplifts for selling expenses and budgeted profit are added to arrive at average selling price.
▪ Another woman explains how a food co-operative has been set up, buying in bulk and selling at no profit to members.
▪ They say that relics of Hitler's reign should be destroyed, not sold for profit.
show
▪ However, it may be some time before the transformation shows itself in bottom-line profits.
▪ Corel declined to say whether the company would show a profit for the SeptemberNovember quarter.
▪ Are losses being taken and shown on the profit and loss account or balance sheet?
▪ First-quarter results, which have been delayed because of the investigation, showed a profit, he added.
▪ Virgin had shown a profit of more than £11m in the last year.
▪ Governments, unlike industries, do not have to compete and show a profit!
▪ Harland &038; Wolff has yet to show a profit, but the future looks good.
▪ True believers claim these vacant residential parcels not only will pay for themselves, but will eventually show a profit.
trade
▪ Indeed, the trading profit went nowhere in 2000.
▪ I drink politically correct, organic coffee cultivated by small farmers who get their fair-#trading share of the profits.
▪ Such letters can be traded for a profit.
turn
▪ Richard could be turning his nightmares to profits, but his dad thinks they may have thrown away a fortune already.
▪ Of the participating builders in the survey, 66 percent said they turned a profit in 1993.
▪ But private operators can turn profits only if prices rise radically and rapidly.
▪ As a result, they turn a profit quicker, Johannesen said.
▪ These have turned in greatly enhanced profits for the year ending December 31.
▪ Blue chip refers to firms with long track records for turning profits and paying dividends.
▪ The threat could be used as a safeguard, sure; but it could also be used to turn a further profit.
▪ Ueberroth turned a multimillion-dollar profit for the Olympics by selling big-bucks sponsorships to corporations.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a tidy sum/profit
▪ In 1899, the mansion cost the tidy sum of $350,000.
▪ And, if my memory serves me right, you stand to rake in a tidy sum on that.
▪ Chief Auctioneer, Michael Welch, suggests that silver, brass or other trinkets could well fetch a tidy sum.
▪ Even allowing for what they would have lost on laundering the proceeds, there should have been a tidy sum.
▪ He has sold no less than five cars, each one at a tidy profit.
▪ Nevertheless that blip was long enough for some one to make a tidy profit.
▪ These represented a tidy sum, not a great fortune but enough for her to be comfortably off.
▪ Until now they have made a tidy profit from selling re-issued pop hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies.
▪ Would we be right in thinking, a tidy sum?
turn a profit
▪ And the 1984 Olympics turned a profit of $ 225 million.
▪ As a result, they turn a profit quicker, Johannesen said.
▪ Blue chip refers to firms with long track records for turning profits and paying dividends.
▪ But private operators can turn profits only if prices rise radically and rapidly.
▪ It plans to turn a profit by the end of 2002.
▪ Of the participating builders in the survey, 66 percent said they turned a profit in 1993.
▪ Q: Will Wired turn a profit next year?
▪ Very few firms can turn a profit by selling just once and then scurrying out of town.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ All the profits from the auction will go to cancer research.
▪ For the first time, the company's annual profits were over $1 million.
▪ There's no profit to be found in lying.
▪ They don't care who they sell weapons to. All they are interested in is profit.
▪ They made a huge profit when they sold the business.
▪ We aim to increase our profits by at least 5% every year.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At the pre-tax level, profits were down 90.0% at £160,000.
▪ If an extension is not obtained subsequent profit costs may be deferred.
▪ In Marx, profit is the consequence of exploitation, not a return to entrepreneurial risk-taking activity.
▪ Of course, Super Show is not about haute couture, but about haute profits.
▪ Pre-tax profits, excluding an accounting change, fell by 35% to £185m.
▪ The answer is that firms will want to use the most efficient technique because it yields the greatest profit.
▪ The Profitboss encourages unconventional ways of making profit, encouraging his people to be creative and take initiative.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a tidy sum/profit
▪ In 1899, the mansion cost the tidy sum of $350,000.
▪ And, if my memory serves me right, you stand to rake in a tidy sum on that.
▪ Chief Auctioneer, Michael Welch, suggests that silver, brass or other trinkets could well fetch a tidy sum.
▪ Even allowing for what they would have lost on laundering the proceeds, there should have been a tidy sum.
▪ He has sold no less than five cars, each one at a tidy profit.
▪ Nevertheless that blip was long enough for some one to make a tidy profit.
▪ These represented a tidy sum, not a great fortune but enough for her to be comfortably off.
▪ Until now they have made a tidy profit from selling re-issued pop hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies.
▪ Would we be right in thinking, a tidy sum?
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ In the end, the stocks soared and everyone profited.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Allowing insiders - ie, better-informed people - to profit from trading means that share prices reflect information more quickly.
▪ As long as he was winning, readers could profit.
▪ Investors buying these new issues also profited handsomely.
▪ It profited from their energy and their accumulated capital.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
profit

Turn \Turn\, v. i.

  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. 1

    1. 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 Mohammedan.

    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:

    1. To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.

    2. To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.

      I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn.
      --Shak.

    3. To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.

    4. To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales.

    5. To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.

    6. (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.

    1. To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a company; to deviate.

    2. To depart; to remove.

    3. 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.

      1. To bend inward.

      2. To enter for lodgings or entertainment.

      3. 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.

        1. To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger.

        2. To reply to or retort.

        3. To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition. To turn out.

          1. To move from its place, as a bone.

          2. To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out.

          3. To rise from bed. [Colloq.]

    4. To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to the fire.

    5. 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.

      1. To change position so as to face in another direction.

      2. To change one's opinion; to change from one view or party to another. To turn to, to apply one's self 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.

        1. To bend, or be doubled, upward.

        2. To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur; to happen.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
profit

early 14c., "to advance, benefit, gain," from profit (n.) and from Old French prufiter, porfiter "to benefit," from prufit (see profit (n.)). Related: Profited; profiting.

profit

mid-13c., "income;" c.1300, "benefit, advantage;"from Old French prufit, porfit "profit, gain" (mid-12c.), from Latin profectus "profit, advance, increase, success, progress," noun use of past participle of proficere (see proficiency). As the opposite of loss, it replaced Old English gewinn. Profit margin attested from 1853.

Wiktionary
profit

n. Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody). 2 (context intransitive construed with '''from''' English) To benefit, gain. 3 (context intransitive construed with '''from''' English) To take advantage of, exploit, use.

WordNet
profit
  1. v. derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: gain, benefit]

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

profit
  1. n. 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, profits, earnings]

  2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial [syn: gain]

Wikipedia
Profit (real property)

A profit (short for profit-à-prendre in Middle French for "right of taking"), in the law of real property, is a nonpossessory interest in land similar to the better-known easement, which gives the holder the right to take natural resources such as petroleum, minerals, timber, and wild game from the land of another. Indeed, because of the necessity of allowing access to the land so that resources may be gathered, every profit contains an implied easement for the owner of the profit to enter the other party's land for the purpose of collecting the resources permitted by the profit.

Profit (TV series)

Profit is a U.S. television drama series that originally aired in 1996 on the Fox Broadcasting Company (Mondays at 9:00 p.m. EST). The series was created (and occasionally directed) by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and starred Adrian Pasdar as the eponymous lead character Jim Profit. In February 2008 repeat episodes began airing on Chiller (in the USA), and in October 2010 on CBS Action (in Europe).

Considered by many to have been well ahead of its time, the series was a precursor to the early-21st-century trend of “edgy” TV melodramas (featuring dark themes and multidimensional characters) such as: The Sopranos; Mad Men; Nip/Tuck; Dexter; Breaking Bad and The Shield. Controversial themes (largely stemming from the lead character’s amoral, Richard III-style ways) made the show uncomfortable and unfamiliar viewing for mainstream U.S. audiences and Fox network affiliates at the time, leading to its cancellation after just three episodes (not including the pilot) aired. In 2013 TV Guide ranked the series #4 on its list of 60 shows that were "Canceled Too Soon", calling the series "shockingly memorable".

Profit

Profit may refer to: History class at Northwest vista

  • Profit (accounting), the difference between the purchase price and the costs of bringing to market
  • Profit (economics), has two related but distinct meanings: Normal profit and Economic profit
  • Profit (real property), a nonpossessory interest in land
  • Profit (TV series), a short-lived American television series starring Adrian Pasdar
  • The Profit (TV series)
  • The Profit (film), a 2001 feature film by Peter N. Alexander
  • Account of profits, a type of equitable remedy in law (also known as an accounting)
  • Profit (magazine), a Canadian business magazine aimed at entrepreneurs
  • Profit, United States Virgin Islands
Profit (accounting)

Profit is an income distributed to the owner in a profitable market production process (business). Profit is a measure of profitability which is the owner’s major interest in income formation process of market production. There are several profit measures in common use.

Income formation in market production is always a balance between income generation and income distribution. The income generated is always distributed to the stakeholders of production as economic value within the review period. The profit is the share of income formation the owner is able to keep to himself in the income distribution process. Profit is one of the major sources of economic well-being because it means incomes and opportunities to develop production. The words income, profit and earnings are substitutes in this context.

Economic well-being is created in a production process, meaning all economic activities that aim directly or indirectly to satisfy human needs. The degree to which the needs are satisfied is often accepted as a measure of economic well-being. In production there are two features which explain increasing economic well-being. They are improving quality-price-ratio of commodities and increasing incomes from growing and more efficient market production.

The most important forms of production are

  • market production
  • public production
  • household production

In order to understand the origin of the economic well-being we must understand these three production processes. All of them produce commodities which have value and contribute to well-being of individuals.

The satisfaction of needs originates from the use of the commodities which are produced. The need satisfaction increases when the quality-price-ratio of the commodities improves and more satisfaction is achieved at less cost. Improving the quality-price-ratio of commodities is to a producer an essential way to enhance the production performance but this kind of gains distributed to customers cannot be measured with production data.

Economic well-being also increases due to the growth of incomes that are gained from the growing and more efficient market production. Market production is the only one production form which creates and distributes incomes to stakeholders. Public production and household production are financed by the incomes generated in market production. Thus market production has a double role in creating well-being, i.e. the role of producing developing commodities and the role of creating income. Because of this double role, market production is the “primus motor” of economic well-being and therefore here under review.

Profit (magazine)

Profit is a bimonthly Canadian business magazine aimed at entrepreneurs. The headquarters of the magazine is in Toronto.

Usage examples of "profit".

It is true, the prices assigned by the assize of Richard were meant as a standard for the accompts of sheriffs and escheators and as considerable profits were allowed to these ministers, we may naturally suppose that the common value of cattle was somewhat higher: yet still, so great a difference between the prices of corn and cattle as that of four to one, compared to the present rates, affords important reflections concerning the very different state of industry and tillage in the two periods.

But with accrual accounting, the matched portfolio showed a loss while the dangerous portfolio showed big profits.

But if Enron could switch the accounting, big profits from the contracts could be booked right away.

Using its aggressive accounting, Enron had long ago booked the total, lofty value of the gas contracts as profit.

With mark-to-market accounting, those increases translated into reported profits.

Still, with so much of the reported profits tied to mark-to-market accounting, Enron brought in comparatively little actual cash, the commodity desperately needed to pay for all of the spending and new businesses.

Planting new male mulberry trees is prohibited by law because their pollen is a powerful allergen, and Tucson gains profit and riches as a refuge for allergy sufferers and hypochondriacs.

Besides, the alligator farms have pretty much taken the profit out of poaching.

If the Earth were to suffer a catastrophic anthropogenic extinction event over the next ten years, which it will, American business would continue to focus on its quarterly profit and loss.

In the same way Thackeray keeps up a running comment on his men and women, and these bits of philosophy make his novels a storehouse of apothegms, which may be read again and again with great profit and pleasure.

But I repeat to your majesty that I have appraised the stones at a very low rate, and that I shall make large profits, and realize at least four thousand dollars.

He had finally disposed of all the assets of Pilasters Bank, and the syndicate that had rescued the bank had made a small profit.

The frequent possession of Assientos by the Portuguese and Dutch in the first half of the seventeenth century also facilitated this contraband, for when carrying negroes from Africa to Hispaniola, Cuba and the towns on the Main, they profited by their opportunities to sell merchandise also, and generally without the least obstacle.

The dear man was not however making a bad bargain, for the difference in the value of assignats with which he had paid and the good sound money he would receive made a pretty profit.

A killer behind bars, the Alvarez thing over, his past reconciled, a bankable profit for all, and Rosemary.