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Wordnet 3.0


1. yielding material gain or profit;
- Example: "profitable speculation on the stock market"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

profitable adj 1: yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market" [ant: unprofitable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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