What does earnings mean?

Definitions for earningsˈɜr nɪŋz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word earnings.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings(noun)

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

  2. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(noun)

    something that remunerates

    "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"


  1. earnings(Noun)

    Wages, money earned, income.

  2. earnings(Noun)

    Business profits.

  3. earnings(Noun)

    Gains on investments; returns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earnings

    of Earning

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earnings' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3118

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earnings' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3955

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earnings' in Nouns Frequency: #1333

Anagrams for earnings »

  1. engrains

  2. Reginans

  3. grannies


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnings in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Manisha Koirala:

    I can't see myself changing nappies and cooking dinner for too long. I'm too independent to live off a man's earnings.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

  3. Robert Parkes:

    Whilst U.S. earnings are at a record high, European earnings are depressed and at a cyclical low. It is normally at this point in the cycle that European earnings surprise on the upside.

  4. Rick Meckler:

    This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.

  5. Youssef Zohny:

    It seems like some investors are maybe booking some profits ahead of that (U.S. earnings), canadian investors are going to be watching U.S. bank earnings, it is probably the strongest correlation to Canadian bank earnings.

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