Definition of Earnings

1. Noun. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).




2. Noun. Something that remunerates. "They saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Exact synonyms: Pay, Remuneration, Salary, Wage
Specialized synonyms: Combat Pay, Double Time, Found, Half-pay, Living Wage, Merit Pay, Minimum Wage, Pay Envelope, Pay Packet, Sick Pay, Strike Pay, Take-home Pay
Generic synonyms: Regular Payment
Group relationships: Payroll, Paysheet
Derivative terms: Earn, Pay, Pay, Pay, Pay, Remunerate

Definition of Earnings

1. Noun. Wages, money earned, income. ¹

2. Noun. (context: finance) Business profits. ¹

3. Noun. (context: finance) Gains on investments; returns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earnings

1. something earned [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earnings

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Literary usage of Earnings

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"813, 18 SB 11, which was an action by a husband and wife for personal Injuries to the wife, it was held that, "inasmuch as the earnings of a wife belonged ..."

2. Poverty: A Study of Town Life by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1902)
"83) it has been shown that the average earnings per working-class family in York, including the whole earnings of all members of the family (irrespective of ..."

3. Annual Reportby New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of Labor by New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of Labor (1906)
"H. Employment and earnings of male unionists in the first quarter (January, ... P. Average quarterly earnings in July, August and September, 180"-l!)0n. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"their distinctive character as separate corporations. the net earnings thus diverted from the Nashua Company, being thirty-one per cent of the interest on ..."

5. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1895)
"In the last *'«• chapter we were concerned mainly with interest, the earnings of the first of these elements. In this chapter we are mainly occupied with ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"its payment out of future earnings, or its conversion into stock, dividends thereon being in the meantime payable at the same rates and times as upon shares ..."

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