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earn

 (ûrn)
tr.v. earned, earn·ing, earns
1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work: earned money by mowing lawns.
2. To acquire or deserve as a result of effort or action: She earned a reputation as a hard worker.
3. To yield as return or profit: a savings account that earns interest on deposited funds.
Idiom:
earn (one's) spurs/stripes
To gain a position through hard work and the accumulation of experience, often in the face of difficulties.

[Middle English ernen, from Old English earnian.]

earn′er n.
Synonyms: earn, deserve, merit, rate1, win
These verbs mean to gain as a result of one's behavior or effort: earns a large salary; deserves our thanks; a suggestion that merits consideration; an event that rates a mention in the news; a candidate who won wide support.

earn

(ɜːn)
vb
1. to gain or be paid (money or other payment) in return for work or service
2. (tr) to acquire, merit, or deserve through behaviour or action: he has earned a name for duplicity.
3. (Banking & Finance) (tr) (of securities, investments, etc) to gain (interest, return, profit, etc)
[Old English earnian; related to Old High German arnēn to reap, Old Saxon asna salary, tithe]

earn1

(ɜrn)

v.t.
1. to gain or get in return for one's labor or service: to earn a living.
2. to merit as compensation, as for service; deserve: to receive more than one has earned.
3. to acquire through merit: to earn a reputation for honesty.
4. to gain as due return or profit: Savings bonds earn interest.
5. to bring about or cause deservedly: His fair dealing earned our confidence.
v.i.
6. to gain income.
[before 900; Middle English ern(i)en, Old English earnian; akin to Old High German arnēn to earn, harvest]
earn′er, n.
syn: See gain1.

earn2

(ɜrn)

v.i. q
Obs. to grieve.
[1570–80; perhaps variant of yearn]

gain

earn
1. 'gain'

If you gain something such as an ability or quality, you gradually get more of it.

After a nervous start, the speaker began to gain confidence.
This gives you a chance to gain experience.
2. 'earn'

If you earn wages or a salary, you are paid money for work that you do.

She earns $200 a week.

Be Careful!
Don't say 'She gains $200 a week.'

earn


Past participle: earned
Gerund: earning

Imperative
earn
earn
Present
I earn
you earn
he/she/it earns
we earn
you earn
they earn
Preterite
I earned
you earned
he/she/it earned
we earned
you earned
they earned
Present Continuous
I am earning
you are earning
he/she/it is earning
we are earning
you are earning
they are earning
Present Perfect
I have earned
you have earned
he/she/it has earned
we have earned
you have earned
they have earned
Past Continuous
I was earning
you were earning
he/she/it was earning
we were earning
you were earning
they were earning
Past Perfect
I had earned
you had earned
he/she/it had earned
we had earned
you had earned
they had earned
Future
I will earn
you will earn
he/she/it will earn
we will earn
you will earn
they will earn
Future Perfect
I will have earned
you will have earned
he/she/it will have earned
we will have earned
you will have earned
they will have earned
Future Continuous
I will be earning
you will be earning
he/she/it will be earning
we will be earning
you will be earning
they will be earning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been earning
you have been earning
he/she/it has been earning
we have been earning
you have been earning
they have been earning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been earning
you will have been earning
he/she/it will have been earning
we will have been earning
you will have been earning
they will have been earning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been earning
you had been earning
he/she/it had been earning
we had been earning
you had been earning
they had been earning
Conditional
I would earn
you would earn
he/she/it would earn
we would earn
you would earn
they would earn
Past Conditional
I would have earned
you would have earned
he/she/it would have earned
we would have earned
you would have earned
they would have earned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.earn - earn on some commercial or business transactionearn - 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"
make - act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
squeeze out, eke out - make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
turn a profit, profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
take home, bring home - earn as a salary or wage; "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"
rake in, shovel in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
net, sack up, sack, clear - make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
gross - earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
pay, bear, yield - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
2.earn - acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
letter - win an athletic letter

earn

verb
1. be paid, make, get, receive, draw, gain, net, collect, bring in, gross, procure, clear, get paid, take home The dancers can earn up to £130 for each session.
2. deserve, win, gain, attain, justify, merit, warrant, be entitled to, reap, be worthy of Companies must earn a reputation for honesty.

earn

verb
1. To receive, as wages, for one's labor:
Informal: pull down.
Idioms: earn a living, earn one's keep.
2. To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort:
Informal: rate.
3. To make as income or profit:
Translations
استحقكسبيَستَحِقيَكْتَسِبُيَكسَب، يَربَح
vydělat
tjenefortjene
ansaita
zaraditi
keres
verîskuldavinna sér inn, òéna
稼ぐ値する得る
벌다
uždarbisuždirbtiužsitarnauti
izpelnītiesnopelnītpelnīt
zarábať
zaslužiti
tjäna
ได้รับ
kiếm được

earn

[ɜːn]
A. VT [+ money, wages etc] → ganar (Comm) [+ interest] → devengar; [+ praise] → ganarse
she earns £5 an hourgana 5 libras a la hora
to earn one's livingganarse la vida
earned incomeingresos mpl devengados, renta f salarial or del trabajo
it earned him the nickname of Crazy Harryle valió el apodo de Crazy Harry
to earn a or one's crustganarse el pan, ganarse los garbanzos
B. VI to be earningestar trabajando

earn

[ˈɜːrn] vt
[person] (by working)gagner
She earns £5 an hour → Elle gagne cinq livres de l'heure.
to earn one's living → gagner sa vie
to earn a living → gagner sa vie
(= yield) [+ interest] → rapporter
(= get deservedly) [+ reputation, respect] → gagner
He earned much praise for this
BUT Ceci lui a valu de nombreux éloges.
to have earned a rest (= deserve) → mériter du repos
he's earned his reward → il a bien mérité sa récompense
to earn sb sth (= bring) → valoir à qn qch
This earned him much praise → Cela lui a valu beaucoup d'éloges.earned income nrevenu m du travail

earn

vt money, praise, restverdienen; (Fin) interestbringen; to earn one’s keep/a livingKost und Logis/seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen; to earn a or one’s crust (Brit) → seine Brötchen verdienen (inf); this earned him a lot of money/respectdas trug ihm viel Geld/große Achtung ein, damit verdiente er sich (dat)viel Geld/große Achtung; he’s earned itdas hat er sich (dat)verdient; earning capacityVerdienstmöglichkeiten pl; earning valueErtragswert m

earn

[ɜːn] vt (money, salary) → guadagnare (Fin) (interest) → maturare; (praise, reward, rest) → meritare, meritarsi
to earn one's living → guadagnarsi da vivere
this earned him much praise, he earned much praise for this → si è attirato grandi lodi per questo

earn

(əːn) verb
1. to gain (money, wages, one's living) by working. He earns $200 a week; He earns his living by cleaning shoes; You can afford a car now that you're earning.
2. to deserve. I've earned a rest.
ˈearnings noun plural
money etc earned. His earnings are not sufficient to support his family.

earn

يَكْتَسِبُ vydělat tjene verdienen κερδίζω ganar ansaita gagner zaraditi guadagnare 稼ぐ 벌다 verdienen tjene zarobić ganhar зарабатывать tjäna ได้รับ kazanmak kiếm được 挣得

earn

vt. ganar, merecer.
References in classic literature ?
I'm sure we work hard enough to earn it," cried Jo, examining the heels of her shoes in a gentlemanly manner.
The bartender was ready to marry and to begin trying to earn money for the support of his wife, but so simple was his nature that he found it difficult to explain his intentions.
She will be glad to earn something, and it will be a good time to end misunderstandings.
Robert is very well in a way, to give up all the money he can earn to the family, and keep the barest pittance for himself.
Nor was it out of keeping with the general coarseness and matter-of-fact character of the age, that the son should be willing to earn an honest penny, or, rather, a weighty amount of sterling pounds, from the purse of his father's deadly enemy.
Go then, and earn your wages" In short, the almost torpid creatures of my own fancy twitted me with imbecility, and not without fair occasion.
Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
He is a beef-boner, and that is a dangerous trade, especially when you are on piecework and trying to earn a bride.
if it comes to that, I can earn myself at least six feet of free soil,--the first and last I shall ever own in Kentucky
If a man who has no property refuses but once to earn nine shillings for the State, he is put in prison for a period unlimited by any law that I know, and determined only by the discretion of those who put him there; but if he should steal ninety times nine shillings from the State, he is soon permitted to go at large again.
For instance, it takes your woman 42 days to earn her gown, at 2 mills a day -- 7 weeks' work; but ours earns hers in forty days -- two days SHORT of 7 weeks.
They have always gone down to the valley to earn their bread, but they have always climbed their hill again to eat it, and to sleep in their snug town.