(formerly, in the British National Insurance scheme) a payment based on earnings in the previous tax year, payable (in addition to unemployment or sickness benefit) for about six months to a sick or unemployed person ERS
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the net income of a corporation divided by the total number of shares of its common stock outstanding at a given time. Abbreviation: EPS.
[ur-ningz] /ˈɜr nɪŋz/ noun 1. money ; wages; profits. /ˈɜːnɪŋz/ plural noun 1. money or other payment earned 2. the profits of an enterprise n. amount of money one makes (from labor or investment), 1732, from plural of verbal noun earning (Old English earnung “fact of deserving; what one deserves;” see earn).
[urn] /ɜrn/ verb (used with object) 1. to gain or get in return for one’s labor or service: to earn one’s living. 2. to merit as compensation, as for service; deserve: to receive more than one has earned. 3. to acquire through merit: to earn a reputation for honesty. 4. to gain as due return […]
noun 1. an island in the S Pacific, W of and belonging to Chile. About 45 sq. mi. (117 sq. km): gigantic statues. noun 1. an isolated volcanic island in the Pacific, 3700 km (2300 miles) west of Chile, of which it is a dependency: discovered on Easter Sunday, 1722; annexed by Chile in 1888; […]