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prof·it·a·ble

 (prŏf′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Yielding profit; advantageous: an investment that was barely profitable.

prof′it·a·bil′i·ty, prof′it·a·ble·ness n.
prof′it·a·bly adv.

profitable

(ˈprɒfɪtəbəl)
adj
affording gain, benefit, or profit
ˈprofitably adv
ˈprofitableness, ˌprofitaˈbility n

prof•it•a•ble

(ˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. yielding profit.
2. beneficial or useful.
prof`it•a•bil′i•ty, prof′it•a•ble•ness, n.
prof′it•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

profitable

profitable

adjective
Translations
مَرْبَحمُرْبِح
výnosnýziskovýužitečný
indbringende
kasumlik
tuottoisakannattavatuottava
profitabilan
ábatasamur; gagnlegur
収益の多い
이로운
dobičkonosen
lönsam
ที่ได้ผลกำไร
kazançlıkârlı
có lợi nhuận

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbl] ADJ (Comm) → lucrativo; (= economic to run) → rentable (fig) (= beneficial) → provechoso
a profitable investmentuna inversión lucrativa
the line is no longer profitablela línea ya no es rentable
a most profitable tripun viaje sumamente provechoso
you would find it profitable to read thiste beneficiarías de leer esto, te sería útil leer esto

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbəl] adj
[business, investment, activity, company] → rentable
a highly profitable enterprise → une entreprise hautement rentable
[year, future] → rentable
(= beneficial) → profitable
[meeting, discussion] → fructueux/euse

profitable

adj (Comm) → gewinn- or profitbringend, Gewinn or Profit bringend, rentabel, profitabel; (fig: = beneficial) → nützlich, vorteilhaft; could you not find a more profitable way of spending your time?kannst du nichts Besseres mit deiner Zeit anfangen?

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbl] adj (Comm) → remunerativo/a, redditizio/a (fig) (beneficial, scheme) → vantaggioso/a; (meeting, visit) → fruttuoso/a

profit

(ˈprofit) noun
1. money which is gained in business etc, eg from selling something for more than one paid for it. I made a profit of $8,000 on my house; He sold it at a huge profit.
2. advantage; benefit. A great deal of profit can be had from travelling abroad.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈprofited
(with from or by) to gain profit(s) from. The business profited from its exports; He profited by his opponent's mistakes.
ˈprofitable adjective
(negative unprofitable) giving profit. The deal was quite profitable; a profitable experience.
ˈprofitably adverb

profitable

مَرْبَح výnosný indbringende gewinnbringend επικερδής rentable tuottoisa rentable profitabilan redditizio 収益の多い 이로운 winstgevend lønnsom dochodowy lucrativo прибыльный lönsam ที่ได้ผลกำไร kazançlı có lợi nhuận 有利可图的
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SOCRATES: And what is the guiding principle which makes them profitable or the reverse?
These things are useful in the management of one's affairs; to be skilful in the nature of cattle, which are most profitable, and where, and how; as for instance, what advantage will arise from keeping horses, or oxen, or sheep, or any other live stock; it is also necessary to be acquainted with the comparative value of these things, and which of them in particular places are worth most; for some do better in one place, some in another.
So likely too, seeing that I affirm injustice to be profitable and justice not.
It is profitable and some- times even praiseworthy.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
And yet in my time the royal yards of an average profitable ship were a good way up above her decks.
We have reason to believe, as stated in the first chapter, that a change in the conditions of life, by specially acting on the reproductive system, causes or increases variability; and in the foregoing case the conditions of life are supposed to have undergone a change, and this would manifestly be favourable to natural selection, by giving a better chance of profitable variations occurring; and unless profitable variations do occur, natural selection can do nothing.
After all there is as much chance for me here as there was there--that is, I might find it profitable some day.
They have found the trapping of the beaver their most profitable species of hunting; and the traffic with the white man has opened to them sources of luxury of which they previously had no idea.
As for the acquaintance, which is to be sought in travel; that which is most of all profitable, is acquaintance with the secretaries and employed men of ambassadors: for so in travelling in one country, he shall suck the experience of many.
This certainly had not a profitable appearance, and I shook my head as if I would imply that it would be difficult to lay by much accumulative capital from such a source of income.
I believe the secret of it is, he saw from the first it would be a profitable plan, but he had some particular dislike of Adam to get over--and besides, the fact that I propose a thing is generally a reason with him for rejecting it.