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Meaning of EARN

Pronunciation:  urn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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. [v]  acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

EARN is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bring in, clear, gain, garner, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in
 See Also: acquire, bear, bring home, eke out, get, gross, letter, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Earn\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See {Ern}, n. --Sir W. Scott.
  2. \Earn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn?n to reap, aran
    harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS.
    esne; cf. Icel. ["o]nn working season, work.]
    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).
             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.
    Syn: See {Obtain}.
  3. \Earn\, v. t. & i. [See 1st {Yearn}.]
    To grieve. [Obs.]
  4. \Earn\, v. i. [See 4th {Yearn}.]
    To long; to yearn. [Obs.]
          And ever as he rode, his heart did earn To prove his
          puissance in battle brave.               --Spenser.
  5. \Earn\, v. i. [AS. irnan to run. [root]11. See {Rennet},
    and cf. {Yearnings}.]
    To curdle, as milk. [Prov. Eng.]
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