1. Often, profits. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction.Compare gross profit, net profit. the ratio of such pecuniary gain to the amount of capital invested. returns, proceeds, or revenue, as from property or investments.
2. the monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of raw materials, etc.: The company works on a small margin of profit.
3. advantage; benefit; gain. verb (used without object)
"prosperities can be profitless."
"usurers can be profitless."
"treadmills can be profitless."
"times can be profitless."
"talks can be profitless."
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