Definition of earner in US English:



  • 1with adjective or noun modifier A person who obtains money in return for labor or services.

    ‘higher rates of income tax for high earners’
    ‘a wage earner’
    • ‘However, the Department of Finance stressed they only related to those income earners actually paying tax.’
    • ‘Greig provided arguably the best point of the day on why the Bill assisting low-income earners was discriminatory.’
    • ‘It is taking money away from the earners and putting it through the Government coffers.’
    • ‘They needed to be married in order to survive, what with the man being the money earner, and the means for their survival.’
    • ‘He once even dreamed of being a poet, thinker, or a scientist but now it seems that he is just a money earner.’
    • ‘If you're the principal money earner in a young family, then your premature demise would leave a large hole in your family's finances.’
    • ‘New research from Incomes Data Services shows that the top 5 percent of male earners saw their incomes rise more than the average.’
    • ‘Figures from the Revenue Commissioners show a number of high earners are also paying only minimal tax bills.’
    • ‘She insisted that thousands of high earners were being allowed to pay little or no contributions to the State due to generous schemes.’
    • ‘So Labour should be prepared to reduce income tax levels to encourage all taxpayers to aspire to become high-income earners.’
    • ‘He said the government felt this would discourage many low-income earners.’
    • ‘As a matter of fact, I'm sure that in less time than a socialist system would take, that same earner could save up enough to go to a real doctor and be treated.’
    • ‘A marginal rate of 50 per cent will therefore be the most that high income earners will pay.’
    • ‘This Government controls the amount of money that middle-income earners in New Zealand will get in their pockets.’
    • ‘In the next years, Ravi continued as the principal earner but Reema, running a boutique, began contributing an increasing share.’
    • ‘The opposition and charities have called on the Government to ensure that no minimum earner will have to pay tax next year.’
    • ‘Labor wouldn't want to block a tax measure that assists low-income earners, either.’
    • ‘It's far worse; they're simply tacky rip-off merchants with a beady eye for the good earner.’
    • ‘Listed in Forbes as one of the top five money earners in his profession, Nobu is on first-name terms with many of Hollywood's élite.’
    • ‘The benefits of these tax cuts are hard to see, most went to large corporations and to higher income earners.’
    1. 1.1 An activity or product that brings in income of a specified kind or level.
      ‘tobacco is a major foreign currency earner’
      • ‘Another factor is that alternative comics have rarely been big money earners.’
      • ‘The mining industry, Zambia's major foreign exchange earner has been hit by the shortage of diesel.’
      • ‘We have long suspected that their best money earner is parking but this week they went a step further.’
      • ‘At $375 million, ticket sales are the third-biggest money earner after TV rights and sponsorship.’
      • ‘Abba (Hebrew word for Father) was the biggest foreign currency earner in Sweden during 1980.’
      • ‘While refereeing touch games is far from a lucrative money earner, SGT Vernon gets immense satisfaction from being out in the middle.’
      • ‘Belly cargo transport is a huge earner for airlines particularly those using Jumbo and Boeing 777 aircraft such as British Airways.’
      • ‘Tourism, a major foreign currency earner, has plummeted by 40 percent.’
      • ‘Although forestry is New Zealand's third biggest export earner, the Government appears to be doing little to avert a crisis.’
      • ‘This silly hodgepodge of a movie was made by Universal as a follow-up to The Black Cat, because the previous film was their top earner that year.’
      • ‘The gameplay only generates revenue for the electrical companies used to recharge the phones, and is no great money earner for the operator.’
      • ‘For Indonesia in general, and Bali in particular, tourism has become a major foreign exchange earner and economic backbone.’
      • ‘The department horticulture research officer said the area had the potential to become a major income earner.’
      • ‘The fact is that electricity and water have both been very good earners for governments.’
      • ‘Among plantations in India, tea is a major foreign exchange earner.’
      • ‘The main money earner of the night was a charity auction which had people bidding away to their hearts content.’
      • ‘The seizures have disrupted the production of maize, Zimbabwe's staple food, and tobacco, the biggest foreign currency earner.’
      • ‘Wine was viewed by some republics as a potential earner of hard currency, by others as useful barter.’
      • ‘It is a dairy farm but I believe it's main money earner is Apples.’
      • ‘Whether it deserves to be one of the biggest box office money earners of all time is open to debate.’