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1. earnings  (noun) 
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

  Also known as: net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits

  More Specific:
earning per share - the portion of a company''s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
windfall profit - profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
killing / cleanup - a very large profit
fast buck / quick buck - quick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"
gross profit / gross profit margin / margin - (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
markup - the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
accumulation - (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
dividend - that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders

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2. earnings  (noun) 
something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

  Also known as: wage, pay, remuneration, salary

  More Specific:
combat pay - extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
found - food and lodging provided in addition to money
half-pay - reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
minimum wage - the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay
pay envelope / pay packet - wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
sick pay - wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
strike pay - money paid to strikers from union funds
take-home pay - what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc

  Part Meronym:
    payroll     paysheet

  More Generic:
    regular payment


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