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earn

 (ûrn)
tr.v. earned, earn·ing, earns
1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work: earned money by mowing lawns.
2. To acquire or deserve as a result of effort or action: She earned a reputation as a hard worker.
3. To yield as return or profit: a savings account that earns interest on deposited funds.
Idiom:
earn (one's) spurs/stripes
To gain a position through hard work and the accumulation of experience, often in the face of difficulties.

[Middle English ernen, from Old English earnian.]

earn′er n.
Synonyms: earn, deserve, merit, rate1, win
These verbs mean to gain as a result of one's behavior or effort: earns a large salary; deserves our thanks; a suggestion that merits consideration; an event that rates a mention in the news; a candidate who won wide support.

earner

(ˈɜːnə)
n
1. (Commerce) a person who earns money
2. (Commerce) informal Brit and Austral an activity or thing that produces income, esp illicitly: a nice little earner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earner - someone who earn wages in return for their laborearner - someone who earn wages in return for their labor
breadwinner - one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents
double dipper - someone who draws two incomes from the government (usually by combining a salary and a pension)
garnishee - a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
jobholder - an employee who holds a regular job
Translations

earner

[ˈɜːnəʳ] Nasalariado/a m/f
there are three earners in the familyen la familia hay tres personas asalariadas or que ganan un sueldo
the shop is a nice little earner (Brit) → la tienda es rentable or una buena fuente de ingresos

earner

[ˈɜːrr] n
a wage earner → un(e) salarié(e) m/f
a high earner → un(e) salarié(e) aux revenus élevés
(= product) → source f de revenus
to be an important export earner → être une source de revenus importante à l'exportation
to be a nice little earner (British)bien rapporter

earner

n
(= person)Verdiener(in) m(f); big earnersGroßverdiener pl
(Brit inf) → Einnahmequelle f; that video shop is a nice little earnerder Videoladen wirft ganz schön was ab (inf)

earner

[ˈɜːnəʳ] n to be the sole earneressere l'unico in famiglia ad avere un reddito
families with a sole earner → famiglie fpl monoreddito inv
it is a nice little earner → è una buona fonte di guadagno
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