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Definition of "profitable" []

  • Yielding profit; advantageous or lucrative. See Synonyms at beneficial. (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.

Use "profitable" in a sentence
  • "Eventually, talking about specifics, what we call profitable growth."
  • "They'll own her work and just license it to another company but they don't see how they can make a new label profitable, so have scrapped the idea."
  • "He also said GM decided to cancel plans to sell the ACDelco parts business, which he called a profitable arm of the company worth growing."