Definitions for earner

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to gain or get in return for one's labor or service:

    to earn a living.

  2. to merit as compensation, as for service; deserve:

    to receive more than one has earned.

  3. to acquire through merit:

    to earn a reputation for honesty.

  4. to gain as due return or profit:

    Savings bonds earn interest.

  5. to bring about or cause deservedly:

    His fair dealing earned our confidence.

  6. (v.i.)to gain income.

* Syn: See gain1.

Origin of earn:

bef. 900; ME ern(i)en, OE earnian; akin to OHG arnēn to earn, harvest



  1. Obs. to grieve.

* q.

Origin of earn:

1570–80; perh. var. of yearn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earner, wage earner(noun)

    someone who earn wages in return for their labor


  1. earner(Noun)

    One who earns money.

  2. earner(Noun)

    A profitable product or scheme.

    Those Japanese radios were a nice little earner; we sold all of them by lunchtime.


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