- money earned; wages; profits.
Origin of earnings
Examples from the Web for earnings
And when support goes up, so do the earnings of the Zaitokukai—earnings that are poorly accounted for and go untaxed.For Top Pols In Japan Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Hate Crime Does
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
September 26, 2014
They tend to attend worse schools, which lowers their future earnings potential.The U.S. Is Losing a Generation to Poverty
September 18, 2014
It was a precarious life, tented on the fairgrounds with all earnings in cash.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
They are currently facing 18 months in jail after being found guilty of tax fraud on $1 billion in earnings.Victoria Beckham Is Selling Her Wardrobe; D&G Threatened Conde Nast Over Exposé
The Fashion Beast Team
August 5, 2014
After all, Disney is a multinational corporation that saw $45 billion in earnings last year.Sarah Palin Is Perfect for ‘The View’
July 15, 2014
I was to give half my earnings and to do for Eileen exactly as I did for you.Her Father's Daughter
The gross earnings have largely increased during the years 1891 and 1892.
Where gross annual earnings, per mile, shall be $4,000 or more.
He now also fell upon the children's earnings with greater avidity than ever.The Fortune of the Rougons
But all the same, mamma has a weakness for him, and lets him take all my earnings.Fruitfulness
- money or other payment earned
- the profits of an enterprise
Word Origin and History for earnings
amount of money one makes (from labor or investment), 1732, from plural of verbal noun earning (Old English earnung "fact of deserving; what one deserves;" see earn).