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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.

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.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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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. Jerome Schupp:

    All problems are still in front of us after the Brexit vote ... and investors will remain cautious before the earnings season starts in a few days.

  2. Takuya Takahashi:

    We didn't get much clues on future U.S. rate hikes from the jobs report, so investors are having hard times deciding their positions, japanese companies' earnings reports are not helping sentiment, either, so the market may stay sluggish for a while.

  3. Kathleen Romig:

    The best way to prevent fraud is for everyone to look every year at the earnings statement to see if everything looks right.

  4. Greg McKenna:

    If you recall what happened when the CFO of Caterpillar said last earnings season that Q1 was likely to be the high water mark. All we need is somebody with serious exposure to the global economy to do something similar and we're talking about the downside again for stocks, not the upside.

  5. Neil Campling:

    The numbers look pretty solid at the start of the earnings season, but there is obviously caution as further news comes out of China regarding the coronavirus.

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