Unearned
Unearned Un*earned", a. Not earned; not gained by labor or service. [1913 Webster]

{Unearned increment} (Polit. Econ.), a increase in the value of land due to no labor or expenditure on the part of the owner, but to natural causes, such as the increase of population, the growth of a town in the vicinity, or the like. Some hold that this should belong to the nation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unearned — c.1200, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of EARN (Cf. earn). Unearned income is recorded from 1889 …   Etymology dictionary

  • unearned — [unʉrnd′] adj. 1. not earned by work or service; specif., obtained as a return on an investment [unearned income] 2. not deserved; unmerited …   English World dictionary

  • unearned — adj. Not earned. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • unearned — [adj] undeserved not deserved, not earned, not merited, not warranted, unmerited, unwarranted; concepts 545,548,558 …   New thesaurus

  • unearned — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not earned or deserved …   English terms dictionary

  • unearned — adjective Date: 13th century 1. not gained by labor, service, or skill < unearned income > 2. scored as a result of an error by the opposing team < an unearned run > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unearned — /un errnd /, adj. 1. not received in exchange for labor or services; not gained by lawful work or employment. 2. not earned; unmerited; undeserved: unearned promotion. 3. not yet earned: Lenders are not permitted to take borrowers unearned wages… …   Universalium

  • unearned — un|earned [ ʌn ɜrnd ] adjective 1. ) not resulting from work that you have done: rich landowners living on their unearned wealth 2. ) in baseball, an unearned run is a point that is scored because the other team makes a lot of mistakes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unearned — adj. not earned. Phrases and idioms: unearned income income from interest payments etc. as opposed to salary, wages, or fees. unearned increment an increase in the value of property not due to the owner s labour or outlay …   Useful english dictionary

  • unearned — adj. Unearned is used with these nouns: ↑income …   Collocations dictionary

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