Definition of Earnings:

  1. Money obtained in return for labor or services.

  2. The famous bottom line, being the last line-item in an income statement. In the UK and most other countries, earnings generally represent the balance left after deducting operating expenses, interest charges, taxes, and dividends on the preference shares (preferred stock) but not extraordinary items. In the US, earnings are often used interchangeably with net income (net profit). Earnings of a firm are the paramount measure of its value as seen by the stockmarket which prizes both fast as well as stable earnings growth.

  3. Alternative term for net income.

Synonyms of Earnings

Accession, Acquirement, Acquisition, Addition, Attainment, Avails, Base pay, Box office, Capital gains, Cleanup, Clear profit, Coming by, Commissions, Compensation, Credit, Credits, Dismissal wage, Disposable income, Dividend, Dividends, Dragging down, Earned income, Emolument, Escalator clause, Escalator plan, Filthy lucre, Financial remuneration, Gain, Gaining, Gains, Gate, Gate receipts, Get, Getting, Getting hold of, Gettings, Gleanings, Gross, Gross income, Gross profit, Gross receipts, Guaranteed annual wage, Hire, Hoard, Income, Intake, Interest, Killing, Living wage, Lucre, Make, Making, Makings, Minimum wage, Moneygetting, Moneygrubbing, Moneymaking, Neat profit, Net, Net income, Net profit, Net receipts, Obtainment, Obtention, Output, Paper profits, Pay, Pay and allowances, Payment, Payroll, Pelf, Percentage, Perk, Perks, Perquisite, Pickings, Portal-to-portal pay, Proceeds, Procural, Procurance, Procuration, Procurement, Produce, Profit, Profits, Purchasing power, Rake-off, Real wages, Receipt, Receipts, Receivables, Remuneration, Return, Returns, Revenue, Royalties, Salary, Securement, Severance pay, Sliding scale, Stipend, Store, Take, Take-home, Take-home pay, Take-in, Takings, Taxable income, Total compensation, Trover, Unearned income, Wage, Wage control, Wage freeze, Wage reduction, Wage rollback, Wage scale, Wages, Wages after deductions, Wages after taxes, Wealth, Winning, Winnings, Yield, Income, Wages, Salary, Stipend, Pay, Take-home pay, Gross pay, Net pay

How to use Earnings in a sentence?

  1. You should try to accurately predict what earnings you could make from a certain project to see if it is worth it.
  2. I wanted to get home, so I could check my earnings for the day and see if I made more than yesterday.
  3. The earnings were increasing quarter after quarter and this brought great joy to the individuals who were investing in the project.
  4. He claimed damages for loss of earnings.

Meaning of Earnings & Earnings Definition