Earned
Earn Earn ([~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earned} ([~e]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Earning}.] [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn[=o]n to reap, aran harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS. esne; cf. Icel. ["o]nn working season, work.] 1. 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). [1913 Webster]

The high repute Which he through hazard huge must earn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

I earn that [what] I eat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The bread I have earned by the hazard of my life or the sweat of my brow. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Earned run} (Baseball), a run which is made without the assistance of errors on the opposing side.

Syn: See {Obtain}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • earned — earned; un·earned; …   English syllables

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  • earned — adj. Earned is used with these nouns: ↑income …   Collocations dictionary

  • earned — adj. gained through effort, achieved ɜːn v. receive as a result of work or other service performed, profit; be eligible, be worthy …   English contemporary dictionary

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