|1.||[ noun ] (business) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)|
|Synonyms:||profit profits lucre net net_profit net_income|
|Related terms:||income dividend accumulation killing gross_profit windfall_profit markup earning_per_share fast_buck share profit|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) something that remunerates|
|Synonyms:||wage pay salary remuneration|
"wages were paid by check" "he wasted his pay on drink" "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
|Related terms:||regular_payment sick_pay found double_time living_wage pay_envelope half-pay merit_pay take-home_pay strike_pay minimum_wage combat_pay payroll pay_up pay yield|