adjective \ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl, ˈpräf-tə-bəl\

: making money

: producing good or helpful results or effects

Full Definition of PROFITABLE

:  affording profits :  yielding advantageous returns or results
prof·it·abil·i·ty \ˌprä-fə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
prof·it·able·ness \ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
prof·it·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of PROFITABLE

  1. The movie was very profitable.
  2. <selling real estate on the side turned out to be a profitable venture for the stay-at-home mom>

First Known Use of PROFITABLE

14th century


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