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EARNINGS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does earnings mean? 

EARNINGS (noun)
  The noun EARNINGS has 2 senses:

1. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
2. something that remunerates

  Familiarity information: EARNINGS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EARNINGS (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

earnings; profits; profit; net profit; net income; lucre; net

Hypernyms ("earnings" is a kind of...):

income (the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time)

Meronyms (parts of "earnings"):

part; percentage; portion; share (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "earnings"):

earning per share (the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock)

dividend (that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly)

accumulation ((finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation)

markup (the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price)

gross profit; gross profit margin; margin ((finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold)

filthy lucre (shameful profit)

fast buck; quick buck (quick or easy earnings,)

cleanup; killing (a very large profit)

windfall profit (profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it)


Sense 2earnings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that remunerates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

pay; remuneration; salary; wage; earnings

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("earnings" is a kind of...):

regular payment (a payment made at regular times)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "earnings"):

take-home pay (what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc)

strike pay (money paid to strikers from union funds)

sick pay (wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave)

pay envelope; pay packet (wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner)

minimum wage (the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law)

merit pay (extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers))

living wage (a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably)

half-pay (reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time)

found (food and lodging provided in addition to money)

double time (a doubled wage (for working overtime))

combat pay (extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat)

Holonyms ("earnings" is a part of...):

payroll; paysheet (a list of employees and their salaries)


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