earner

earner earn‧er [ˈɜːnə ǁ ˈɜːrnər] noun [countable] JOBS
1. someone who earns money by working:

• He's the highest earner in the company at the moment.

• It is hard when there is only one wage earner in the family.

2. an investment or asset that earns money:

• The Suez Canal is one of Egypt's main foreign exchange earners.

3. a nice (little) earner informal something that earns quite a lot of money for you:

• The shop could be quite a nice little earner.

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earner UK US /ˈɜːnər/ noun [C]
someone who earns money for work that they do: »

Today's students are tomorrow's earners.

high/low/average earners »

High earners did not really notice they were paying more tax.

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high-income/middle-income/low-income earners

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The package would establish higher income-tax rates for top earners but include breaks for lower- and middle-class workers.

a product or business activity that makes money for a person or company: »

Insurance is a big earner for the UK economy.

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profit/revenue/foreign-exchange earners

See also WAGE EARNER(Cf. wage earner)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • earner — ear ner ([ e]r n[ e]r), n. someone who earns wages in return for labor. Syn: wage earner. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earner — n. A person who earns. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • earner — (n.) 1610s, agent noun from EARN (Cf. earn) …   Etymology dictionary

  • earner — noun 1 (C) someone who earns money for the job that they do: high earner/low earner etc: Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. | wage earner: Most wage earners are paid by cheque. 2 a nice little earner BrE informal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • earner — earn|er [ˈə:nə US ˈə:rnər] n 1.) someone who earns money for the job that they do high/low/average earner ▪ Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. ▪ He is the only wage earner in the family. 2.) a business or activity… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • earner — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)nə(r)[/t]] earners 1) N COUNT: usu supp N An earner is someone or something that earns money or produces profit. ...a typical wage earner... Sugar is Fiji s second biggest export earner. 2) PHRASE: N inflects, usu v link PHR, PHR after… …   English dictionary

  • earner — UK [ˈɜː(r)nə(r)] / US [ˈɜrnər] noun [countable] Word forms earner : singular earner plural earners 1) someone who earns money by working high/low earner: High earners should not be penalized by the tax system. wage earner: There are two wage… …   English dictionary

  • earner — earn|er [ ɜrnər ] noun count 1. ) someone who earns money by working: high/low earner: High earners should not be penalized by the tax system. wage earner: There are two wage earners in the family. 2. ) something that earns money: Sugar and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • earner — n British a scheme or situation which brings financial advantage, especially when unexpected or illicit. Originally from the language of police and thieves, the term, especially in the vogue phrase a nice little earner , entered general cir… …   Contemporary slang

  • earner — [ˈɜːnə] noun [C] 1) someone who earns money by working a wage earner[/ex] 2) something that earns money Tourism is a major earner of foreign currency.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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