earn
Pronunciation Verb

earn (earns, present participle earning; past and past participle earned)

  1. (transitive) To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
    You can have the s'mores: you earned them, clearing the walkway of snow so well.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0147 ↗:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  2. (transitive) To receive payment for work.
    He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.  My bank account is only earning one percent interest.
  3. (intransitive) To receive payment for work.
    Now that you are earning, you can start paying me rent.
  4. (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
    My CD earns me six percent!
  5. (transitive) To achieve by being worthy of.
    to earn a spot in the top 20
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earn (earns, present participle earning; past and past participle earned)

  1. (UK, dialect, dated) To curdle, as milk.
Verb

earn (earns, present participle earning; past and past participle earned)

  1. (obsolete) To long; to yearn.
    • And ever as he rode, his heart did earn / To prove his puissance in battle brave.
  2. (obsolete) To grieve.
Noun

earn (plural earns)

  1. Alternative form of erne

EARN
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of European Academic and Research Network: a former computer network connecting universities and research institutions across Europe.

Earn
Proper noun
  1. A river in Scotland which flows into the tidal River Tay.



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