Earning
Earning Earn"ing, n.; pl. {Earnings}. That which is earned; wages gained by work or services; money earned; -- used commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

As to the common people, their stock is in their persons and in their earnings. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • Earning — can refer to:*Labour (economics) *Earnings of a company *Merit …   Wikipedia

  • Earning — Earn Earn ([ e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned} ([ e]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn[=o]n to reap, aran harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS. esne; cf. Icel. [ o]nn working season, work.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earning — noun Earning is used before these nouns: ↑capacity, ↑power …   Collocations dictionary

  • earning — n. gaining through effort, achieving ɜːn v. receive as a result of work or other service performed, profit; be eligible, be worthy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earning — nearing …   Anagrams dictionary

  • earning — earn·ing …   English syllables

  • earning — /ˈɜnɪŋ/ (say erning) noun 1. the act of someone who earns. 2. (plural) money earned; wages; profits. {Middle English erning, Old English earnung} …   Australian English dictionary

  • EARNING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • earning capacity — n. The amount of money that a worker is capable of earning on the open market. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Earning power — Earnings before interest and taxes ( EBIT) divided by total assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * earning power earning power ➔ power1 * * * earning power UK US noun [U] ► the ability of a person to earn money or of a company to… …   Financial and business terms

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