What is benefit?

  • (noun): Financial assistance in time of need.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "benefit":

  • (noun): Something that aids or promotes well-being.
    Synonyms: welfare
  • (verb): Derive a benefit from.
    Synonyms: profit, gain
  • (noun): A performance to raise money for a charitable cause.
  • (verb): Be beneficial for.
    Synonyms: do good

Famous quotes containing the word benefit:

    The laboring man and the trade-unionist, if I understand him, asks only equality before the law. Class legislation and unequal privilege, though expressly in his favor, will in the end work no benefit to him or to society.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    ... we’re not out to benefit society, to remold existence, to make industry safe for anyone except ourselves, to give any small peoples except ourselves their rights. We’re not out for submerged tenths, we’re not going to suffer over how the other half lives. We’re out for Mary’s job and Luella’s art, and Barbara’s independence and the rest of our individual careers and desires.
    Anne O’Hagan (1869–?)

    Maybe this is like the Old Testament. It was visited upon us and maybe we’re going to benefit from it.
    Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908–1979)