earned
earned earned ([~e]rnd), adj. 1. Gained as a result of effort or action; -- used especially of income; as, earned income. Contrasted with {unearned}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Baseball) not resulting from an error by an opposing team; -- used in the phrase earned runs. [PJC]


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

  • earned — index condign, due (owed), entitled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earned — adjective gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action (Freq. 2) a well earned reputation for honesty earned income an earned run in baseball • Ant: ↑unearned • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • earned — 1) endear 2) neared …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Earned value management — (EVM) is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner. EVM has the ability to combine measurements of scope, schedule, and cost in a single integrated system. Earned Value Management is… …   Wikipedia

  • Earned Run Average — (ERA) ist eine Statistik im Baseball, welche angibt, wie viele gegnerische Runs (Punkte) ein Pitcher durchschnittlich in neun Innings zulässt. In die Berechnung gehen aber nicht alle Runs ein, die dieser Pitcher abgegeben hat, sondern nur die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Earned run average — (ERA) ist eine Statistik im Baseball, welche angibt, wie viele gegnerische Runs (Punkte) ein Pitcher durchschnittlich in neun Innings zulässt. In die Berechnung gehen aber nicht alle Runs ein, die dieser Pitcher abgegeben hat, sondern nur die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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