Definitions of earn

  1. To grieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To gain, as just pay for one's labor, service, etc.; to merit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To gain or deserve by labor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To gain as a recompense for labor; merit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To curdle, as milk. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To merit or deserve by labour, service, or performance; to acquire by such means. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To gain or win by labour; to reap the fruit of one's labour; to merit or deserve. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. See Ern, n. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for earn

  1. That was just what I was going to hand you- you get four hundred a week for this show, but you'll have to go in and earn it. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. " I don't s'pose it's any of my business," the latter said, when Teddy concluded the story; " but I wouldn't be afraid to bet all I shall earn this week that you'll have trouble with that feller before the scrape is over. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis