[countable, uncountable] the money that you make in business or by selling things, especially after paying the costs involved a rise/an increase/a drop/a fall in profits profit (on something) The company made a healthy profit on the deal. profit (from something) Profit from exports rose 7.3% Net profit (= after you have paid costs and tax) was up 16.1%. The sale generated record profits. We should be able to sell the house at a profit. The agency is voluntary and not run for profit. There isn’t much profit in running a restaurant these days.