Definitions of earn

  1. 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
  2. acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. See Ern, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. To grieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To long; to yearn. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To curdle, as milk. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. To gain by labor: to acquire: to deserve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To gain or deserve by labor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To gain as a recompense for labor; merit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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  16. [.e]rn, v.t. to gain by labour: to acquire: to deserve.--n.pl. EARN'INGS, what one has earned: money saved. [A.S. earnian, to earn; cog. with Old High Ger. aran, to reap; Ger. ernte, harvest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. [.e]rn, v.i. to yearn. [A variant of yearn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. (Of person, action, conduct, &c.) obtain as reward of labour or merit. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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