[ US /ˈɝnɪŋz/ ]
[ UK /ˈɜːnɪŋz/ ]
  1. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  2. something that remunerates
    they saved a quarter of all their earnings
    he wasted his pay on drink
    wages were paid by check
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How To Use earnings In A Sentence

  • My earnings and spending were out of whack.
  • Industrial crops such as flax and dye-plants (madder, woad, and weld), and other cash crops such as coleseed, hops, and tobacco, increased revenue per hectare, enabling more people to live from the earnings of smaller plots.
  • The move comes as the telephone company implements a plan to trim billions of dollars in expenses and to boost earnings.
  • Investments that rely on the misfortune of others or the good will of sharks are a losing proposition in the long term, whatever the quarterly earnings report says.
  • Next year, a 6 per cent rise in sales should allow IBM to grow earnings per share by 14 per cent.
  • The earnings announcement came before the opening of trading on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
  • Economic statistics: Labour market statistics: average earnings.
  • Persistent deflation has crimped corporate earnings and worsened the government's deficit.
  • Punters expected earnings to have been pressured by unseasonably warm weather in Europe and production to have been hit by dampened demand and disposals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Duplicate customer records in a database can hurt earnings through unnecessary mailings.
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