AskDefine | Define earnings

Dictionary Definition



1 the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) [syn: net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits]
2 something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" [syn: wage, pay, remuneration, salary]

User Contributed Dictionary



From earn


  1. Wages, money earned, income.
  2. In the context of "finance}} Business profits.

Extensive Definition

Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-montary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.


earnings in Arabic: دخل
earnings in Catalan: Ingrés
earnings in Czech: Výnos
earnings in German: Einkommen
earnings in Spanish: Ingreso
earnings in Esperanto: Rento
earnings in French: Revenu
earnings in Croatian: Dohodak
earnings in Italian: Reddito
earnings in Dutch: Inkomen
earnings in Japanese: 収入
earnings in Portuguese: Renda
earnings in Russian: Доход
earnings in Swedish: Inkomst
earnings in Tamil: வருவாய்
earnings in Ukrainian: Прибуток
earnings in Chinese: 收入

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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