Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of profit.
  • n. Collective form of profit.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of profit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something won (especially money)
  • n. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You folks who work for wages think what a company reports in profits is $$ laying around which are stuffed into the shareholders/owners pockets.

    The Wall Street rants, and gets it wrong (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • This morning, Qwest reported earnings of $185 million on sales of $3.32 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008 — an almost 50 percent drop in profits from the same period last year.

    Qwest Profits Fall: It Could Use a Wireless Boost

  • For you ignorant Hillary supporters, these companies are makeing millions of dollars in profits from the Iraq war.

    Blitzer: The loser's role

  • The biggest challenge for the US equity market is rebuilding sustainable growth in profits from the rubble of the last 5 years of the technology bubble.

    2002 Investment Outlook

  • The term profits should be relatively self-explanatory.

    Inc.com

  • Looking to today, the Yen may continue its downward slide against its major currency pairs as Japanese investors seek short-term profits from the Japanese stock market.

    FXstreet.com

  • Congress didn't tell Fannie and Freddie what to do, Fannie and Freddie told Congress what to do as they were the two biggest lobbyists in Washington D.C. Fannie and Freddie didn't go into subprime lending because Congress told them to because Congress was getting incredible lobbying pressure from poor people to increase home ownership rates what a joke, they went into it because that is where the short term profits were.

    John R. Talbott: Who Caused the Crisis and Why Is the Recovery Taking Forever?

  • They see the cost of fine as the price of doing business and make mega short term profits to boost up their the price of the stock shares .

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The big boys are manipulating the market for short term profits.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Due to its shareholder structure the primary focus of Keystone International is on long term growth rather than short term profits and dividend distributions.

    Reuters: Press Release

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