from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Acquisition of money or other wealth.
  • adjective Engaged or successful in acquiring wealth.
  • adjective Actually or potentially profitable.

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  • adjective Profitable.
  • adjective For profit.
  • noun The act of making money, of profiting.


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  • But as an indication that more than pure moneymaking is under way, it is worth noticing.

    Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town 2007

  • But as an indication that more than pure moneymaking is under way, it is worth noticing.

    Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town 2007

  • This year, when revenue should be closer to $100 million, talking about beating back the threat is a severely tardy waste of breath, particularly if the goal is near-term moneymaking opportunities.

    Gawker 2009

  • Yes, the major labels have been consistently ruled by people who have their fingers in their ears when it comes to the notion of change, and most of their digital initiatives up to this point have been failures; but simply tossing a "U SUCK" bomb in their direction when music startups-and, as some as the commenters on Malik's post correctly posit, the clueless venture capitalists who think that "disruptive" equals "moneymaking" - are just as guilty of wearing huge, honking blinders is not really the way to go when it comes to critiquing the digital-music sector as a whole.

    Idolator 2009

  • 6. I believe that what is called moneymaking is not wealth-making, but money-getting.

    Fr. McNabb Speaks - An Economic Creed 2007

  • And though Santa has dropped into a friendly neighborhood, he's not safe: Jeremiah Goblynch, the ruthless new leader of the Council of Yuleland, is determind to put an end to children's wishes and turn the holiday season into his own personal moneymaking scheme.

    When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke: Book summary 2010

  • Thomas Cosgriff in particular had a superior instinct for business and moneymaking through diversification.

    Bird Cloud Annie Proulx 2011

  • Over the years as blogging has grown into a full-time, moneymaking endeavor for many people, bloggers have discovered many different types of blog posts that draw traffic to your website.

    10 Types of Blog Posts That Draw Traffic to Your Site (Part One, 1 – 5) » Blog Archive » Writer's Round-About - The Craft and Business of Fiction and Freelance Writing 2010

  • The pilot, created by Family Guy writer Nahnatchka Khan, stars Krysten Ritter as "the bi---" — that is, an eccentric girl with an usual moneymaking scheme.

    James Van Der Beek Takes on ABC Pilot in the Role of... James Van Der Beek? 2011

  • Seeing a moneymaking opportunity, a Lower East Side experience-based events and marketing firm, the Participation Agency, believes it has found a way to give New Yorkers a dose of private outdoor space, if only for a short while.

    Backyards by the Hour Jo Piazza 2011


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