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Definitions for earnings
ˈɜr nɪŋzearn·ings

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earningsnoun

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

  2. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salarynoun

    something that remunerates

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


  1. earningsnoun

    Wages, money earned, income.

  2. earningsnoun

    Business profits.

  3. earningsnoun

    Gains on investments; returns.


  1. Earnings

    Earnings are the net benefits of a corporation's operation. Earnings is also the amount on which corporate tax is due. For an analysis of specific aspects of corporate operations several more specific terms are used as EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). Many alternative terms for earnings are in common use, such as income and profit. These terms in turn have a variety of definitions, depending on their context and the objectives of the authors. For instance, the IRS uses the term profit to describe earnings, whereas for the corporation the profit it reports is the amount left after taxes are taken out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earnings

    of Earning

Editors Contribution

  1. earnings

    The total income earned from a person, business, company, enterprise, social enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government.

    The government earnings are calculated efficiently.

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  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

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  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

Examples of earnings in a Sentence

  1. Marco Vailati:

    Companies must deliver on the earnings front, the Greek crisis is still unresolved and there is political instability in Spain. Against this uncertain backdrop, investors should be opportunistic and seek to buy on the dips and sell during the moments of euphoria.

  2. Marty Dropkin:

    These are glaring indications that businesses are beginning to feel pressure on their profit margins, we believe an earnings correction will occur this year.

  3. Ronnakrit Sarinwong:

    With debt to equity ratio at high level of 2 times, BJC is likely to issue new shares at higher amount than current capital. This will lead to dilution effect and affect earnings per share.

  4. Dan Babkes:

    The long-term earnings potential for this company are dramatically higher.

  5. John Kinsey:

    I don't think the expectations for earnings for (Canadian energy companies) are going to be very high, and because they were beaten up so badly that they will maybe just muddle through here.

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    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
    • A. subrogation
    • B. substrate
    • C. nidus
    • D. jocularity

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