earnings-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: net income, revenues minus outlays for a time period

Commentary: EARNINGS[+abstract][+quantity][+profit]

Despite labor problems, the airline enjoyed increased earnings last month.
There may be layoffs unless our corporate earnings improve this year.
The report gave an incorrect assessment of both quarterly earnings and long-term debt.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: regular pay or remuneration

Commentary: EARNINGS [+abstract][+quantity][+wages]

I had to pay higher taxes on my annual earnings last year.
Most of the villagers' earnings comes from their crafts and pottery.
John joked that he'd take his earnings in fine single malt Scotch.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2