The positive gain from an investment or business operation after subtracting for all expenses. opposite of loss.

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When my brother sold the factory he had bought many years ago at a significantly higher price than he paid, he took us all out to dinner to celebrate the large profit he made on the sale.

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We gained a lot of profit from our recent sales and we were happy to begin a new day tomorrow and make some more money.

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Donna's twin girls were ecstatic with the profit they made from selling lemonade and cookies at their little refreshment stand, which coincided with their mother's garage sale.

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