What does earn mean?

Definitions for earnɜrn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word earn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in(verb)

    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"

  2. earn, garner(verb)

    acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions


  1. earn(Verb)

    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.

  2. earn(Verb)

    To receive payment for work.

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

  3. earn(Verb)

    To receive payment for work.

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

  4. earn(Verb)

    To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward

    My CD earns me six percent!

  5. earn(Verb)

    To be worthy of.

    To earn a spot in the top 20

  6. Origin: Old English earnian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earn(noun)

    see Ern, n

  2. Earn(verb)

    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. Earn(verb)

    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

  4. Earn

    to grieve

  5. Earn(verb)

    to long; to yearn

  6. Earn(verb)

    to curdle, as milk

  7. Origin: [See 4th Yearn.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Earn

    ėrn, v.t. to gain by labour: to acquire: to deserve.—n.pl. Earn′ings, what one has earned: money saved. [A.S. earnian, to earn; cog. with Old High Ger. aran, to reap; Ger. ernte, harvest.]

  2. Earn

    ėrn, v.i. to yearn. [A variant of yearn.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4803

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2773

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earn' in Verbs Frequency: #382


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. B. J. Gupta:

    Earn but don't burn.

  2. Kenneth Branaugh:

    Adults are just children who earn money.

  3. Billionaire Mark Cuban:

    I know it doesn’t earn much in the bank.

  4. William Jennings Bryan:

    No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An ounce of wisdom can earn you a ton of gold.

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