Pronunciation: ẽrn
n.1.(Zool.) See Ern, n.
v. t.1.To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).
[imp. & p. p. Earned (ẽrnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Earning.]
The high repute
Which he through hazard huge must earn.
- Milton.
2.To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.
I earn that [what] I eat.
- Shak.
The bread I have earned by the hazard of my life or the sweat of my brow.
- Burke.
Earned run
(Baseball) a run which is made without the assistance of errors on the opposing side.
v. t. & i.1.To grieve.
v. i.1.To long; to yearn.
And ever as he rode, his heart did earn
To prove his puissance in battle brave.
- Spenser.
1.To curdle, as milk.
Verb1.earn - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
2.earn - acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
Synonyms: garner
(networking)EARN - European Academic and Research Network.
European Academic Research Network (network)bag, be deserving, be entitled to, be paid, be remunerated, be salaried, be seized of, be worthy of, bring in, capture, catch, clear, come by, come in for, come into, contract, corral, derive, drag down, draw, draw down, draw wages, effect, enter into possession, get an income, gross, harvest, knock down, make, merit, net, pocket, procure, pull down, rate, realize, reap, receive, sack, score, secure, take, warrant, work for wages
early days
Early English
Early English architecture
early morel
early on
Early PL/I
early purple orchid
early spider orchid
early wake-robin
early warning radar
early warning system
early winter cress
early-morning hour
-- Earn --
earned run
earnest money
earning per share
Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization
earnings report
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