Definition of "earning" []

  • To gain or be paid (money or other payment) in return for work or service (verb)
  • To acquire, merit, or deserve through behaviour or action (verb)
  • (of securities, investments, etc) to gain (interest, return, profit, etc) (verb)
  • Present participle of earn. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "earning" in a sentence
  • "RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - The new Energy Star for Data Centers certification has started off with a bang, with the first facility to earn the label earning 99 out of 100 possible points for its certification."
  • "A series of individuals were routed through that body, and after a few placements even they forget where they were, god's clue to these individuals that "earning" is a lie, since they can't remember where they were placed."
  • "In six months, with the help of my staff, I can teach such a person more than most J-school grads seem to acquire in 'earning' a degree."