benefit /ˈbenɪfɪt/ noun [C, U]
ADVANTAGE › something that helps you or gives you an advantage: I've had the benefit of a happy childhood.
GOVERNMENT › money that the government gives to people who are ill, poor, not working, etc: unemployment benefit
for sb's benefit › in order to help someone: We bought the piano for the children's benefit. → See also child benefit → See also fringe benefit