profitable

adjective prof·it·able \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl , ˈpräf-tə-bəl \

Definition of profitable

:affording profits :yielding advantageous returns or results

profitability

play \ˌprä-fə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

profitableness

play \ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

profitably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of profitable in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of profitable

14th century

profitable Synonyms


PROFITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

profitable

adjective

Definition of profitable for English Language Learners

  • : making money

  • : producing good or helpful results or effects


PROFITABLE Defined for Kids

profitable

adjective prof·it·able \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl \

Definition of profitable for Students

:producing a benefit or monetary gain
  • a profitable business

profitably

\-blē\ adverb

Law Dictionary

profitable

adjective prof·it·able \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl \

legal Definition of profitable

:affording profits :yielding advantageous returns or results

profitability

play \ˌprä-fə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

profitableness

noun

profitably

adverb


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