Crossword clues for profit
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Turn \Turn\, v. i.
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.
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.
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.
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
The understanding turns inward on itself, and reflects on its own operations.
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.
Cygnets from gray turn white.
To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.
To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn.
To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
To become inclined in the other direction; -- said of scales.
To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.
(Obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
(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.
To turn from the direct course; to withdraw from a company; to deviate.
To depart; to remove.
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.
To bend inward.
To enter for lodgings or entertainment.
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.
To turn against; to confront in hostility or anger.
To reply to or retort.
To depend on; as, the result turns on one condition. To turn out.
To move from its place, as a bone.
To bend or point outward; as, his toes turn out.
To rise from bed. [Colloq.]
To come abroad; to appear; as, not many turned out to the fire.
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.
To change position so as to face in another direction.
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.
To bend, or be doubled, upward.
To appear; to come to light; to transpire; to occur; to happen.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.