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Definition of EARN

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Earn \Earn\ ([~e]rn), n. (Zo["o]l.)
     See {Ern}, n. --Sir W. Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Earn \Earn\ ([~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned} ([~e]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn[=o]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). [1913 Webster]

              The high repute
              Which he through hazard huge must earn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              I earn that [what] I eat.             --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The bread I have earned by the hazard of my life or the sweat of my brow.                 --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     {Earned run} (Baseball), a run which is made without the assistance of errors on the opposing side.

     Syn: See {Obtain}.
          [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Earn \Earn\ ([~e]rn), v. t. & i. [See 1st {Yearn}.] To grieve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Earn \Earn\, v. i. [See 4th {Yearn}.]
     To long; to yearn. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

           And ever as he rode, his heart did earn
           To prove his puissance in battle brave.  --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Earn \Earn\, v. i. [AS. irnan to run. [root]11. See {Rennet}, and cf. {Yearnings}.] To curdle, as milk. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

EARN
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "earn":
     acquire, attain, bag, be deserving, be entitled to, be paid, be remunerated, be salaried, be seized of, be worthy of, bring in, capture, catch, clear, collect, come by, come in for, come into, contract, corral, derive, deserve, drag down, draw, draw down, draw wages, effect, enter into possession, gain, get, get an income, gross, harvest, knock down, make, merit, net, obtain, pocket, procure, pull down, rate, realize, reap, receive, sack, score, secure, take, warrant, win, work for wages


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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