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Definition of "earnings" []

  • Salary or wages. (noun-plural)
  • Business profits. (noun-plural)
  • Gains from investments. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earnings" in a sentence
  • "CEO William Zollars also told analysts after the earnings release that an “unusually harsh winter” had driven up costs and created an “earnings shortfall in January and early February that we had not initially planned."
  • "The payment reported by the Fed came from $46.1 billion in earnings from the securities it held last year."
  • "The reason why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull could edge out The Dark Knight in earnings is because it has the character's name, Indiana Jones, right smack there at the beginning of the title."