Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: earnings
IPA transcription: ['ɝnɪŋz]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: net_income, net, net_profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings
    Meaning: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  • Synonyms: wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary
    Meaning: something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Usage examples
  • His earnings were sent, as before, to his parents.
  • Like as Jack, when he returns from his battles with old ocean, having a pocket well lined with hard earnings, fails not to plunge into excess, with the determination to make up for the pleasure lost by years of toil, the brave mountaineers courted merrymaking.
  • The operatives are perfectly right in thinking that if all worked on Sunday, seven days' work would have to be given for six days' wages: but so long as the great mass of employments are suspended, the small number who for the enjoyment of others must still work, obtain a proportional increase of earnings; and they are not obliged to follow those occupations, if they prefer leisure to emolument.