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Benefit

Usage statistics for the noun benefit:

conversational speech15.05%task-oriented speech84.95% imaginative writing9.48%informational writing90.52%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun benefit:

welfarebenefit
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The word benefit and its family (beneficial, beneficiary, beneficiaries, benefited, benefiting, benefits) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun benefit

What does benefit mean as a name of something?

Benefit is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: benefits

  1. payment or entitlement
    • example: My job is boring but the benefits are great: many vacation days and excellent health coverage
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: payment = a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
    • more specific terms:
  2. something that aids or promotes well-being
    • example: for the benefit of all
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of benefit: welfare
    • more generic words: good / goodness = that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
    • more specific words:
  3. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

Alternative definition of the noun benefit

noun

  1. An advantage, help or aid from something.
  2. A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
  3. A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.

Specialised definition of the noun benefit

Glossary of finance / insurance

an entitlement or compensation under an insurance policy, annuity, public assistance program, employment agreement, or pension plan

Glossary of sports

something that has a good effect or promotes wellbeing (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb benefit

What does benefit mean as a doing word?

Benefit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: benefitted, benefitting

  1. derive a benefit from
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of benefit: gain / profit
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific terms:
  2. be beneficial for
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of benefit: do good
    • more generic words: aid / help = improve the condition of

Music

  1. "Benefit" is the third album by Jethro Tull, released in April 1970. It was the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan – though he was not yet a permanent member of the group – and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. It reached No. 3 in the UK album charts.
  2. "Benefit" is a musical album of Ignite & X-Acto.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Benefit" is a musical album of Benefit.
    • released in (13 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Benefit: A benefit or testimonial is a match or season of activities granted by a sporting body to a loyal sportsman to boost their income before retirement. Often this is in the form of a match for which all the ticket proceeds are given to the player in question.
  2. Benefit is a musical artist, record producer.

Phrases with Benefit

Phrases starting with the word Benefit:

  1. benefit album
  2. benefit concert
  3. benefit of clergy
  4. Benefit of the Doubt

Phrases ending with the word Benefit:

  1. to benefit
  2. tax benefit
  3. sick benefit
  4. death benefit
  5. fringe benefit
  6. Employee benefit
  7. Marginal Benefit
  8. sickness benefit
  9. disability benefit
  10. retirement benefit
  11. Unemployment Benefit
  12. advance death benefit
  13. supplementary benefit
  14. cost-of-living benefit

Other phrase containing the word Benefit:

  1. cost-benefit analysis

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Benefit

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Google previewMarketing Communications (2016)

Offline and Online Integration, Engagement and Analytics by Ze Zook, PR Smith

benefit is that it keeps you awake ( physical stimulation), and its emotional benefit...

Google previewAustralian Income Tax Legislation, 2012, Vol 3

A fringe benefit is an excluded fringe benefit if: (a) the benefit is a payment to a person who provides an emergency or other essential health care service outside Australia; and (b) the payment is for the provision of an emergency or other ...

Google previewAustralian Income Tax Legislation 2011: Taxation Administration Act (2011)

A fringe benefit is an excluded fringe benefit if: (a) the benefit is a payment to a person who provides an emergency or other essential health care service outside Australia; and (b) the payment is for the provision of an emergency or other ...

Google previewJazz Drumming Essentials and More (2012)

by Mat Marucci

The second benefit is that the stick is moving inward and toward the snare (and also the mounted toms, crash cymbal, hi-hat and anything else that may be on the left side of the set). This means that when moving from the ride cymbal to the ...

Google previewThe Practical Guide to People-friendly Documentation (2001)

by Adrienne Escoe

One major benefit is the concept of zero-based documentation and the litmus test for developing or streamlining documentation. "This test is a clear and compelling analytical framework for rooting out old, useless documents and records and ...

Google previewMini Farming Guide to Fermenting (2012)

Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar by Brett L. Markham

The third benefit is that you can create unique items of superior quality or unique characteristics that simply cannot be purchased at any price. Examples would be ... The final benefit is the most intangible and the most important. Knowledge is ...

Google preview44 EZ Solutions to Stretch and Conserve Your Dollar (2013)

by Jerry LePre

(The Maximum Lifetime Benefit is the total amount your carrier will pay during the entire period you are insured by that carrier.) • Check the frequency of past rate increases and when the next increase is probable. • Discover how pre-existing ...

Google previewBring Your "A" Game (2009)

A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness by Jennifer L. Etnier

The first benefit is that by focusing on process, you will be better able to develop as an athlete. As a young athlete who is in the midst of learning the game, you are honing your skills and becoming a technically sound player. Therefore, this is a ...

Google previewHow to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide to Peace (2010)

by Brother Noah Yuttadhammo

The third benefit is that walking meditation helps to overcome sickness in the body. For people who are afflicted by sickness or disease, even diseases that are otherwise incurable, it is said that through the practice of walking meditation many ...

Google previewSri-Ram Aiyer

The minimum benefit is the equivalent of the minimum wage and the maximum benefit is the equivalent of 10 times the minimum wage. In 1986 Brazil's social security system accounted for 42 percent of social expenditures. Only one half of ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Economics (1999)

by Alan Earl-Slater

Indirect benefit A benefit such as the patient being able to return to work sooner rather than later as a result of a successful healthcare intervention (e.g. a surgical operation or medication). See Direct benefit; Direct cost; Health measurement ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

BENEFIT FOR DISABLED WIDOW OR WIDOWER AGED 50–62 BENEFIT FOR DISABLED WIDOW OR WIDOWER AGED 50–62: Under Social Security, a monthly benefit paid to an eligible disabled widow or widower of a covered worker; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Retirement and Finance (2003)

by Lois A. Vitt

Self-employed persons, partnerships, and owners of unincorporated businesses can set up a Keogh plan at a financial institution such as a bank or mutual fund, as either a defined benefit or defined contribution plan. Defined Benefit Plan A ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

org Pension Plans A pension plan is a type of retirement program where an employer contributes funds for an employee's future benefit. The pool of funds is then invested on behalf of the employee.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Insurance (2010)

by Lawrence Silver, Robert E Stevens, Kenneth Clow

ACCELERATED DEATH BENEFITS Typically, death benefits are paid to an insured's beneficiaries upon the person's death. The accelerated death benefit is an option in the life insurance policy that provides funds to an insured ...

Google previewThe Dictionary Of Managed Care (2013)

A Is For Access by Jodi Aronson

contract year benefit A benefit period that runs from the effective date of the contract to the last date of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Economics (2012)

by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles

The benefit principle faces several difficulties in application. There may be groups judged as needy of government...

By definition, the benefit principle cannot be applied in this case. Benefits may also be very difficult to measure, especially for ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Managed Behavioral Healthcare (1997)

"A" is for Access by Jodi Aronson

contract year benefit A benefit period that runs from the effective date of the contract to the last date of the ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

pinch- hit, press kit, pulpit, refit, remit, respite, rough it, sandpit, Sanskrit, snakebit, snake pit, starlit, stock split, submit, sunlit, switch-hit, tar pit, tidbit, tight- knit, tomtit, to wit, transmit, turnspit, twilit, two-bit, unfit, with it; apposite, baby-sit, benefit ...

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Usage statistics about benefit

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun benefit:

conversational speech15.05%task-oriented speech84.95% imaginative writing9.48%informational writing90.52%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun benefit:

welfarebenefit

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb benefit:

profitbenefitgain

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Quotes about Benefit

As a result of the current universal benefit, the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%. Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%. (Steve Israel)
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Scrabble value of B3E1N1E1F4I1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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