Definition of Earn

1. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They earn the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"

Exact synonyms: Bring In, Clear, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In
Related verbs: Make, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer



2. Verb. Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.
Exact synonyms: Garner
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Letter
Derivative terms: Earnings

Definition of Earn

1. n. See Ern, n.

2. v. t. 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).

3. v. t. & i. To grieve.

4. v. i. To long; to yearn.

5. v. i. To curdle, as milk.

Definition of Earn

1. Verb. (transitive) To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To receive payment for work. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To receive payment for work. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To be worthy of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earn

1. to gain or deserve for one's labor or service [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Earn

1. To long; to yearn. "And ever as he rode, his heart did earn To prove his puissance in battle brave." (Spenser) See: 4th Yearn. See Ern. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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earn (current term)
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earn one's keep
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