Definition of Earner

1. Noun. Someone who earn wages in return for their labor.

Exact synonyms: Wage Earner
Specialized synonyms: Breadwinner, Double Dipper, Garnishee
Generic synonyms: Jobholder
Derivative terms: Earn

Definition of Earner

1. Noun. One who earns money. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A profitable product or scheme. ¹

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Definition of Earner

1. one that earns [n -S] - See also: earns

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earner

earn a living
earn one's keep
earned media
earned run
earned run average
earned runs
earner (current term)
earnest money
earning per share

Literary usage of Earner

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1. Principles of Political Economy by Charles Gide (1902)
"THE following preliminary observations are necessary: The classical school uses the term wages-earner (salarie') in a very wide sense. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
""Wage earner" Defined.—A wage earner is denned to be an individual who works for wages, salary or hire, at a rate of compensation not exceeding fifteen ..."

3. Public Mindedness: An Aspect of Citizenship Considered in Various Addresses by William Jewett Tucker (1909)
"What I have to say is in the nature of some reflections upon the "mind of the wage earner," an expression which I borrow from the opening sentence of the ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law and Proceedings in Bankruptcy by Frank Olds Loveland (1912)
"The date at which the status of a wage earner or fanner is determined. The bankrupt act does not fix the time when the status of the individual as a ..."

5. Soviet Russia by Friends of Soviet Russia, Soviet Union Russian Soviet Government Bureau (New York, N.Y.) (1920)
"A wage earner employed temporarily outside of his vocation (Subdivision "b" of Section 2) ... Each wage earner, on entering the employment of an enterprise, ..."

6. "The Greatest Failure in All History": A Critical Examination of the Actual by John Spargo (1920)
"A copy of the labor booklet shall be kept by the management of the enterprise, establishment, institution, or private individual by whom the wage- earner is ..."

7. Wage Worth of School Training: An Analytical Study of Six Hundred Women by Anna Charlotte Hedges (1915)
"... IV NEEDS OF THE FACTORY WAGE-earner The factory field which to-day receives the schoolgirl as a wage-earner makes definite demands upon her if she is ..."

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