Definition of "beneficial" []

  • Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous. (adjective)
  • Law Receiving or having the right to receive proceeds or other advantages. (adjective)
  • Causing a good result; advantageous (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "beneficial" in a sentence
  • ""We're trying to protect what we call the beneficial uses of the water," Cash said."
  • "If it becomes known that the govenment intends to use the banks that pass inspection in beneficial take-overs of the banks that fail (or their assets anyway) the most secure banks will seek out the government so that they could be inspected early."
  • "This month, the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program selected its new group of First Mover Fellows: individuals embedded deep within large companies with great capacity to lead the way to achieving fundamental social change -- change that is also strategic and long-term beneficial for the companies involved."