for-profit

adjective
for-prof·​it | \ ˈfȯr-ˈprä-fət How to pronounce for-profit (audio) \

Definition of for-profit

: established, maintained, or conducted for the purpose of making a profit for-profit businesses

First Known Use of for-profit

1939, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About for-profit

Time Traveler for for-profit

Time Traveler

The first known use of for-profit was in 1939

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near for-profit

for print

for-profit

for (quite) some time

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for for-profit

Cite this Entry

“For-profit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for-profit. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for for-profit

for-profit

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of for-profit

: existing or done for the purpose of making a profit

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!