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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profitable  \Prof"it*a*ble\,  a.  [F.  profitable.] 
  Yielding  or  bringing  profit  or  gain;  gainful;  lucrative; 
  useful;  helpful;  advantageous;  beneficial;  as  a  profitable 
  trade  profitable  business;  a  profitable  study  or  profession. 
  What  was  so  profitable  to  the  empire  became  fatal  to 
  the  emperor.  --Arbuthnot. 
  --  {Prof"it*a*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Prof"it*a*bly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  yielding  material  gain  or  profit;  "profitable  speculation  on 
  the  stock  market"  [ant:  {unprofitable}] 
  2:  promoting  benefit  or  gain;  "a  profitable  meeting  to  resolve 
  3:  providing  profit;  "a  profitable  conversation" 
  4:  productive  of  profit;  "a  profitable  enterprise";  "a  fruitful 
  meeting"  [syn:  {fruitful}] 

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