earnings

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plural noun earn·ings \ˈər-niŋz\

Definition of earnings

  1. 1 :  something (such 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 English Language Learners

earnings

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plural noun earn·ings \ˈər-niŋz\

Definition of earnings for English Language Learners

  • : money received as wages or gained as profit


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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