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earnings

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noun plural earn·ings \ˈər-niŋz\

Simple Definition of earnings

  • : money received as wages or gained as profit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of earnings

  1. 1 :  something (as wages) earned

  2. 2 :  the balance of revenue after deduction of costs and expenses

Examples of earnings in a sentence

  1. <earnings from her babysitting jobs that are being put away for college>

  2. <after subtracting what we spent on music and refreshments, the earnings from our charity gala were still impressive>



1594

First Known Use of earnings

1594


EARNINGS Defined for Kids

earnings

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noun plural earn·ings \ˈər-niŋz\

Definition of earnings for Students

  1. :  money received as wages or gained as profit




Law Dictionary

earnings

noun plural earn·ings

Legal Definition of earnings

  1. 1 :  something (as wages or dividends) earned as compensation for labor or the use of capital

  2. 2 :  the balance of revenue for a specified period that remains after deducting related costs and expenses incurred — compare profit





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