Define: Profit

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Profit

Quick Summary of Profit

Calculated as revenue minus expenses.

What is the dictionary definition of Profit?

Dictionary Definition

  1. Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefits a non-governmental organisation or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price.
  2. dated, literary Benefit, positive result obtained.
  3. legal In property law, a nonpossessory interest in land whereby a party is entitled to enter the land of another for the purpose of taking the soil or the substance of the soil (coal, oil, minerals, and in some jurisdictions timber and game).


Synonyms For Profit

benefit, gain, advantage, return, earnings

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Profit are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.