profit (

     n 1: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of
          time (including depreciation and other non-cash
          expenses) [syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre,
           profits, earnings]
     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; "The company has
        not profited from the merger" [ant: lose, break even]