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. [1913 Webster]

What was so profitable to the empire became fatal to the emperor. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] -- {Prof"it*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Prof"it*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • profitably — UK US /ˈprɒfɪtəbli/ adverb ► COMMERCE, FINANCE in a way that will produce a profit: expand/grow profitably »There is no shortage of opportunity to expand our business profitably. »The plants couldn t operate profitably after power prices rocketed …   Financial and business terms

  • profitably — adv. Profitably is used with these verbs: ↑exploit, ↑operate, ↑trade …   Collocations dictionary

  • profitably — / prɒfɪtəbli/ adverb making a profit ● The aim of every company must be to trade profitably …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • profitably — profitable ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain. 2) beneficial; useful: he d had a profitable day. DERIVATIVES profitability noun profitably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • profitably — adverb see profitable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • profitably — See profitability. * * * …   Universalium

  • profitably — adverb In a profitable manner , in a way that achieves profit or gain …   Wiktionary

  • profitably — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lucratively, remuneratively, gainfully, usefully, advantageously, successfully, favorably, for money, productively, practically, effectively, effectually, sufficiently, sustainingly …   English dictionary for students

  • profitably — adv. lucratively, in a worthwhile manner; beneficially, in a useful manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • profitably — ad. Gainfully, usefully, advantageously …   New dictionary of synonyms

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