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While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it's okay if education becomes a profitable business, it's not okay if it becomes corrupt.
Chetan Bhagat

Meaning of "profitable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROFITABLE

profitable  [ˈprɒfɪtəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROFITABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Profitable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PROFITABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Profit

A financial benefit that is realized when the amount of revenue gained from a business activity exceeds the expenses, costs and taxes needed to sustain the activity. Any profit that is gained goes to the business's owners, who may or may not decide to spend it on the business. Profit may refer to: ▪ Profit, the difference between the purchase price and the costs of bringing to market ▪ Profit, has two related but distinct meanings: Normal profit and Economic profit ▪ Profit, a nonpossessory interest in land ▪ Profit, a short-lived American television series starring Adrian Pasdar ▪ The Profit ▪ The Profit , a 2001 feature film by Peter N. Alexander ▪ Account of profits, a type of equitable remedy in law ▪ Profit, a Canadian business magazine aimed at entrepreneurs ▪ Profit, United States Virgin Islands...

Definition of profitable in the English dictionary

The definition of profitable in the dictionary is affording gain, benefit, or profit.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROFITABLE


auditable
ˈɔːdɪtəbəl
charitable
ˈtʃærɪtəbəl
debatable
dɪˈbeɪtəbəl
equitable
ˈɛkwɪtəbəl
evitable
ˈɛvɪtəbəl
fittable
ˈfɪtəbəl
habitable
ˈhæbɪtəbəl
hospitable
ˈhɒspɪtəbəl
inevitable
ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl
inflatable
ɪnˈfleɪtəbəl
inimitable
ɪˈnɪmɪtəbəl
irritable
ˈɪrɪtəbəl
marketable
ˈmɑːkɪtəbəl
nonforfeitable
nɒnˈfɔːfɪtəbəl
relatable
rɪˈleɪtəbəl
rotatable
rəʊˈteɪtəbəl
transitable
ˈtrænsɪtəbəl
unprofitable
ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbəl
veritable
ˈvɛrɪtəbəl
writable
ˈraɪtəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROFITABLE

profit motive
profit squeeze
profit taking
profit warning
profit-making
profit-seeking
profit-sharing
profit-sharing scheme
profitability
profitability study
profitableness
profitably
profiteer
profiteering
profiter
profiterole
profitless
profitlessly
profits tax
profitwise

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROFITABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
adjustable
comfortable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
potable
printable
reputable
stable
suitable
table
timetable
unacceptable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of profitable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROFITABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «profitable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of profitable

Translation of «profitable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROFITABLE

Find out the translation of profitable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of profitable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «profitable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有利可图的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rentable
570 millions of speakers

English

profitable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाभदायक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرْبَح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прибыльный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lucrativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাভজনক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rentable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menguntungkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gewinnbringend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

収益の多い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이로운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nguntungake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có lợi nhuận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலாபகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फायदेशीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kârlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

redditizio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dochodowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прибутковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

profitabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επικερδής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

winsgewende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lönsam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lønnsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of profitable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFITABLE»

The term «profitable» is very widely used and occupies the 14.951 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFITABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about profitable

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROFITABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word profitable.
1
Marcia Angell
In economic terms, health care is a highly successful industry - profitable, growing, and virtually recession-proof - but it's a massive burden on the rest of the economy.
2
Gerard Arpey
We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
3
Simone de Beauvoir
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
4
Arnold Bennett
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
5
Alex Berenson
At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market's never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market's broader action.
6
Chetan Bhagat
While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it's okay if education becomes a profitable business, it's not okay if it becomes corrupt.
7
Buffalo Bill
We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment.
8
Dick Cavett
As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
9
Pierre Charron
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.
10
Jim Courier
I think there's no reason the Davis Cup couldn't be as powerful and popular and profitable as any of the four majors are today, given some changes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROFITABLE»

Discover the use of profitable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to profitable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the ...
"How to use your artistic skills to make money"--Provided by publisher.
Peter Cobb, Susan L. Ball, Felicity Hogan, 2011
2
Profitable Woodworking: Turning Your Hobby Into a Profession
Offers advice on starting and operating a woodworking business, including setting up shop, money matters, marketing, developing a product, woodworking skills, and making a profit
Martin Edic, 1996
3
Profitable Candlestick Trading: Pinpointing Market ...
The book Details the most valuable aspect of technical analysis-reversal patterns-as well as reversal signals, including the Doji, the Hammer, the Hanging Man, Engulfing Patterns, and Dark Cloud Cover Explains continuation patterns and ...
Stephen W. Bigalow, 2011
4
Profitable Menu Planning
"Must" reading for students as well as industry professionals, this edition includes: Software for menu analysis, recipe costing, and selling price How to market to your customer Utilizing existing equipment to expand and enhance your menu ...
John A. Drysdale, Jennifer Adams Galipeau, 2008
5
Start and Run a Profitable Exporting Business
Ten key ways to becoming a global player and succeeding in the lucrative export field
Laurel Delaney, Laurel J. Delaney, 1998
6
Profitable Buying Strategies: How to Cut Procurement Costs ...
Covers major cost reduction techniques that can be employed by a company. Demonstrates how to improve staff skills in negotiation, e-procurement, market testing, outsourcing and sustainable buying.
Mike Buchanan, 2008
7
Profitable Wedding Photography
With an introduction written by celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie, this indispensable book will teach you how to: - Create a.
Elizabeth Etienne, 2013
8
Building Routes to Customers: Proven Strategies for ...
Building Routes to Customers explains the powerful Routes-to-Market approach for driving profitable growth.
Peter Raulerson, Jean-Claude Malraison, Antoine Leboyer, 2009
9
Profitable Coin Collecting
There's no mistaking the purpose of this book, or the opportunities it may provide you with.
David L Ganz, 2008
10
How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach ...
Woiceshyn explains why this is a false dichotomy and offers rational egoism as an alternative moral code to businesspeople who want to maximize profits ethically.
Jaana Woiceshyn, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROFITABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term profitable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Loss-making AirAsia X aims to be profitable by year-end
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X says it expects to return to operational profit by the end of the year and ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest ... «InformationWeek, Jul 15»
3
Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable
Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable. By Suze Metherell. July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Maori businesses are more optimistic and recording ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2nd Most Profitable Film Of 2015
The movie is 2nd most profitable film of the year, after Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which did a whopping profit of 390%. Most profitable films of ... «koimoi, Jul 15»
5
Baidu: Q2 Small Beat, Q3 Guidance Weak, Search "Highly Profitable"
“From these new data points and potential impact of Qunar, we confirmed that BIDU's core search business remains highly profitable with ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
6
Building A Highly Profitable Compliance Practice
For many accounting firms, compliance services are – and will remain – very important components of their mix of offerings. As compliance ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
7
Treasury could be forced to scrap profitable Lloyds sale
However, those close to the process acknowledge that this may mean ending the more profitable process by which UK Financial Institutions, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
Tasmania the most profitable wine region
Tasmania has emerged as the most profitable wine region in Australia following the release of the Winemakers' Federation of Australia's 2015 ... «The Shout, Jul 15»
9
Metminco outlines a leaner, more profitable future for Los Calatos
No one's ever doubted that there's plenty of metal in the ground at Los Calatos, the flagship Peruvian base metals project of Aim-traded ... «Proactive Investors UK, Jul 15»
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Buying real estate at auction can be tricky, but profitable
Juan Sosa and his father have bid at auction and won several properties in North Philadelphia. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»

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