Definition and Meanings for benefit

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Benefit is ranked 2,247 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of benefit

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of benefit

oe. benefet, benfeet, bienfet, f. bienfait, fr. l. benefactum; bene well (adv. of bonus good) + factum, p. p. of facere to do. see bounty, and fact

Meaning of benefit


as noun

  • an act of kindness; a favor conferred.
  • whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
  • a theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
  • beneficence; liberality.
  • natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.

as intransitive verb

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