Meaning of earner in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəːnə/

Translate earner into Spanish


with adjective or noun modifier
  • 1A person who obtains money of a specified kind or level in return for labour or services.

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


    a nice little earner
    British informal
    • A profitable activity.

      • ‘Christmas parties have become a nice little earner for museums’
      • ‘He had been offered a nice little earner as a 75,000 a year director of Media House.’
      • ‘I sometimes feel they treat conveyancing as a sort of side-line - a nice little earner, but not serious legal work.’
      • ‘It all sounds like a nice little earner, with escalating prospects.’
      • ‘Rainbow trout production may prove to be a nice little earner for local producers but there is a long way to go.’
      • ‘This will eliminate hedging costs at a stroke - depriving European banks of a nice little earner.’
      • ‘After all, 148 speeding fines for just two hours' work is a nice little earner, isn't it?’
      • ‘It's a nice little earner as the winners get to host the next challenge.’
      • ‘I learned a good deal about the mechanics of it on this trip, and it's clearly a nice little earner for my two friends.’
      • ‘Spam continues to be a nice little earner for the spammers, because people continue to purchase goods sold via junk email.’
      • ‘The educational sector is a nice little earner for Microsoft: in 2001, Viglen won a contract to supply all of Northern Ireland's schools with MS Software.’