Earn

Noun

  • Alternative form of erne

Verb

  • (intransitive) To receive payment for work.

    "Now that you are earning, you can start paying me rent."

  • (Britain, dialect, dated) To curdle, as milk.
  • (transitive) To receive payment for work.
  • (transitive) To be worthy of.

    "to earn a spot in the top 20"

  • (obsolete) To grieve.
  • (transitive) To receive payment for work.

    "He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.  My bank account is only earning one percent interest."

  • (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.

    "My CD earns me six percent!"

  • (obsolete) To long; to yearn.
  • (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."

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