earner earner  /ˈɜr nər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who earn wages in return for their labor

Usage(s):

  1. Inevitably, its reputation spread, and now tourism has supplanted dhow building and agriculture as the chief income earner on the island.
  2. Collectively, these young two-earner families are a new elite.
  3. When the Leonardo goes into service in 1960, Italy expects to have a powerful new dollar earner as the flagship of her already prosperous fleet.

News

  1. Saudi Arabia Set To Ban WhatsApp, Skype

    Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia's government, after banning Viber within the kingdom, is poised to prohibit at least two other such communication apps: Skype and WhatsApp. Says the article: "Conventional international calls and texts are a lucrative earner for telecom operators in Saudi Arabia, which hosts around nine million expatriates. These foreign workers are increasingly using Internet ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Schmelzer city's top earner

    Findlay municipal government's top earner in 2012 isn't surprising.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Findlay Courier

  3. Fund fees too high, but what can be done?

    DEAR HARRY: My employer has a pretty good pension plan to which it matches our contributions up to 4 percent of our salaries. A little while ago, I saw a study that said the cost of fund fees for a median-income earner over a period of 40 years averaged m
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Quotes

  1. "My proposal will give America's seniors the same rebate as any wage earner," said Baucus, D-Mont. "The White House says we mustn't slow the economic stimulus agreement down, or blow it up. I agree. We're going to improve it and get it passed...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Max Baucus Source: FOXNews

  2. "If they gave me the spot, I wouldn't take it," O'Neal said. "I don't want to be given anything. I've earned my name. I've earned my position in history. I'm an earner. I don't want to be handed anything."
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

  3. "Peter Mandelson has only been in the job a week and he's already sorted himself a nice little earner," said the Conservatives' Europe spokesperson Mark Francois. "Not only did Gordon Brown recall Peter Mandelson to shore up his own position,...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Mark Francois Source: Independent Online

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