What does the word Earning mean?

Usage examples for Earning

  1. The great majority everywhere and always are absorbed for most of the waking hours of the day in earning something to eat, and something to wear, and somewhere to sleep. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  2. The afternoon was passing, and he was earning nothing. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  3. Do you ever see a woman, with a family of children and a husband, taking the entire care of her household, and, besides this, earning a little money at knitting or sewing or washing? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton