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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profit  \Prof"it\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  gain  advantage;  to  make  improvement;  to  improve;  to 
  gain;  to  advance. 
  I  profit  not  by  thy  talk.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  be  of  use  or  advantage;  to  do  or  bring  good. 
  Riches  profit  not  in  the  day  of  wrath.  --Prov.  xi 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profit  \Pro"fit\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  profectus  advance,  progress, 
  profit,  fr  profectum  See  {Proficient}.] 
  1.  Acquisition  beyond  expenditure;  excess  of  value  received 
  for  producing,  keeping,  or  selling,  over  cost;  hence 
  pecuniary  gain  in  any  transaction  or  occupation; 
  emolument;  as  a  profit  on  the  sale  of  goods. 
  Let  no  man  anticipate  uncertain  profits.  --Rambler. 
  2.  Accession  of  good;  valuable  results;  useful  consequences; 
  benefit;  avail;  gain;  as  an  office  of  profit, 
  This  I  speak  for  your  own  profit.  --1  Cor.  vii. 
  If  you  dare  do  yourself  a  profit  and  a  right 
  Syn:  Benefit;  avail;  service;  improvement;  advancement;  gain; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profit  \Prof"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Profited};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Profiting}.]  [F.  profiter.  See  {Profit},  n.] 
  To  be  of  service  to  to  be  good  to  to  help  on  to  benefit; 
  to  advantage;  to  avail;  to  aid;  as  truth  profits  all  men. 
  The  word  preached  did  not  profit  them  --Heb.  iv  2. 
  It  is  a  great  means  of  profiting  yourself  to  copy 
  diligently  excellent  pieces  and  beautiful  designs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Turn  \Turn\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  round;  to  have  a  circular  motion;  to  revolve 
  entirely,  repeatedly,  or  partially;  to  change  position,  so 
  as  to  face  differently;  to  whirl  or  wheel  round;  as  a 
  wheel  turns  on  its  axis;  a  spindle  turns  on  a  pivot;  a  man 
  turns  on  his  heel. 
  The  gate  .  .  .  on  golden  hinges  turning.  --Milton. 
  2.  Hence  to  revolve  as  if  upon  a  point  of  support;  to  hinge; 
  to  depend;  as  the  decision  turns  on  a  single  fact 
  Conditions  of  peace  certainly  turn  upon  events  of 
  war.  --Swift. 
  3.  To  result  or  terminate;  to  come  about  to  eventuate;  to 
  If  we  repent  seriously,  submit  contentedly,  and 
  serve  him  faithfully,  afflictions  shall  turn  to  our 
  advantage.  --Wake. 
  4.  To  be  deflected;  to  take  a  different  direction  or 
  tendency;  to  be  directed  otherwise;  to  be  differently 
  applied;  to  be  transferred;  as  to  turn  from  the  road. 
  Turn  from  thy  fierce  wrath.  --Ex.  xxxii 
  Turn  ye  turn  ye  from  your  evil  ways.  --Ezek. 
  xxxiii  11. 
  The  understanding  turns  inward  on  itself  and 
  reflects  on  its  own  operations.  --Locke. 
  5.  To  be  changed,  altered,  or  transformed;  to  become 
  transmuted;  also  to  become  by  a  change  or  changes;  to 
  grow;  as  wood  turns  to  stone;  water  turns  to  ice;  one 
  color  turns  to  another;  to  turn  Mohammedan. 
  I  hope  you  have  no  intent  to  turn  husband.  --Shak. 
  Cygnets  from  gray  turn  white.  --Bacon. 
  6.  To  undergo  the  process  of  turning  on  a  lathe;  as  ivory 
  turns  well 
  7.  Specifically: 
  a  To  become  acid;  to  sour;  --  said  of  milk,  ale,  etc 
  b  To  become  giddy;  --  said  of  the  head  or  brain. 
  I'll  look  no  more  Lest  my  brain  turn.  --Shak. 
  c  To  be  nauseated;  --  said  of  the  stomach. 
  d  To  become  inclined  in  the  other  direction;  --  said  of 
  e  To  change  from  ebb  to  flow,  or  from  flow  to  ebb;  -- 
  said  of  the  tide. 
  f  (Obstetrics)  To  bring  down  the  feet  of  a  child  in  the 
  womb,  in  order  to  facilitate  delivery. 
  8.  (Print.)  To  invert  a  type  of  the  same  thickness,  as 
  temporary  substitute  for  any  sort  which  is  exhausted. 
  {To  turn  about},  to  face  to  another  quarter;  to  turn  around 
  {To  turn  again},  to  come  back  after  going;  to  return.  --Shak. 
  {To  turn  against},  to  become  unfriendly  or  hostile  to 
  {To  turn}  {aside  or  away}. 
  a  To  turn  from  the  direct  course;  to  withdraw  from  a 
  company;  to  deviate. 
  b  To  depart;  to  remove. 
  c  To  avert  one's  face. 
  {To  turn  back},  to  turn  so  as  to  go  in  an  opposite  direction; 
  to  retrace  one's  steps. 
  {To  turn  in}. 
  a  To  bend  inward. 
  b  To  enter  for  lodgings  or  entertainment. 
  c  To  go  to  bed.  [Colloq.] 
  {To  turn  into},  to  enter  by  making  a  turn;  as  to  turn  into  a 
  side  street. 
  {To  turn  off},  to  be  diverted;  to  deviate  from  a  course;  as 
  the  road  turns  off  to  the  left 
  {To  turn  on}  or  {upon}. 
  a  To  turn  against;  to  confront  in  hostility  or  anger. 
  b  To  reply  to  or  retort. 
  c  To  depend  on  as  the  result  turns  on  one  condition. 
  {To  turn  out}. 
  a  To  move  from  its  place  as  a  bone. 
  b  To  bend  or  point  outward;  as  his  toes  turn  out 
  c  To  rise  from  bed.  [Colloq.] 
  d  To  come  abroad;  to  appear;  as  not  many  turned  out  to 
  the  fire. 
  e  To  prove  in  the  result;  to  issue;  to  result;  as  the 
  crops  turned  out  poorly. 
  {To  turn  over},  to  turn  from  side  to  side  to  roll;  to 
  {To  turn  round}. 
  a  To  change  position  so  as  to  face  in  another  direction. 
  b  To  change  one's  opinion;  to  change  from  one  view  or 
  party  to  another. 
  {To  turn  to},  to  apply  one's  self  to  have  recourse  to  to 
  refer  to  ``Helvicus's  tables  may  be  turned  to  on  all 
  occasions.''  --Locke. 
  {To  turn  to  account},  {profit},  {advantage},  or  the  like  to 
  be  made  profitable  or  advantageous;  to  become  worth  the 
  {To  turn  under},  to  bend,  or  be  folded,  downward  or  under 
  {To  turn  up}. 
  a  To  bend,  or  be  doubled,  upward. 
  b  To  appear;  to  come  to  light;  to  transpire;  to  occur; 
  to  happen. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  excess  of  revenues  over  outlays  in  a  given  period  of 
  time  [syn:  {net  income},  {net},  {net  profit},  {lucre},  {profits}, 
  2:  the  advantageous  quality  of  being  beneficial  [syn:  {gain}] 
  v  1:  derive  benefit  from  [syn:  {gain},  {benefit}] 
  2:  make  a  profit;  gain  money  or  materially  [ant:  {lose},  {break 

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