earn

  • 1 earn — [ɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to be paid money for the work you do: • The managing director s personal assistant earned £35,000 last year. • She earns a very respectable wage. • Some young people want to start earning as soon as …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 earn — W2S2 [ə:n US ə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money for work)¦ 2¦(profit)¦ 3¦(something deserved)¦ 4 earn your/its keep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: earnian] 1.) ¦(MONEY FOR WORK)¦ [I and T] to receive a particular amount of money for the work that you do ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 earn — [ ɜrn ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to receive money for work that you do: She doesn t earn much money, but she enjoys the work. Most people here earn about $60,000 a year. His illness has affected his ability to earn. a ) transitive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 earn — earn·er; earn·ful; earn·ing; earn; …

    English syllables

  • 6 Earn — Earn, v. i. [See 4th {Yearn}.] To long; to yearn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And ever as he rode, his heart did earn To prove his puissance in battle brave. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 earn — I verb achieve, achieve by continued effort, acquire by service, attain, be deserving, be entitled to, be successful, be worthy, clear, deserve, gain, gain by labor, gain by service, get a profit, get by effort, have a right to, merere, merit,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 Earn — ([ e]rn), n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Ern}, n. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Earn — ([ e]rn), v. t. & i. [See 1st {Yearn}.] To grieve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Earn — Earn, v. i. [AS. irnan to run. [root]11. See {Rennet}, and cf. {Yearnings}.] To curdle, as milk. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 EARN — bezeichnet: einen Fluss in Schottland, siehe Earn (Fluss) die Abkürzung für das European Academic Research Network Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 EARN —   [Abk. für European Academic Research Network, dt. »europäisches akademisches Forschungsnetz«], ein in den 1980er Jahren eingerichteter Verbund von IBM Großrechnern an europäischen Hochschulen, Universitäten und anderen Forschungseinrichtungen.… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 earn — (v.) O.E. earnian deserve, earn, merit, win, get a reward for labor, from P.Gmc. *aznojan (Cf. O.Fris. esna reward, pay ), from *azna labor especially field labor (Cf. O.N. önn work in the field ), from PIE *aznon to do harvest work, serve (Cf. O …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 earn — [v1] make money acquire, attain, be gainfully employed, be in line for*, bring home*, bring home the bacon*, bring home the groceries*, bring in, clean up*, clear*, collect, consummate, cop*, derive, draw, effect, gain, gather, get, gross, hustle …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 EARN — may refer to:* European Academic Research Network, a defunct computer networking organisation * Earned Assets Resource Network, a non profit investment organisation based in San Francisco * European Asteroid Research Node, an association of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 Earn — (Loch E., spr. örn), See in Perthshire (Schottland), ist 11 km lang, bis 2 km breit, bis 90 m tief. Aus dem Ostende desselben fließt der gleichnamige Fluß ab, der nach einem 74 km langen Lauf in den Firth of Tay mündet …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Earn — (spr. örn), See (11 km lg.) und Fluß (74 km lg.) in der schott. Grafsch. Perth …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 18 EARN — 〈Abk. für engl.〉 European Academic Research Network, ein geschlossenes Computernetzwerk, an dem fast alle europäischen sowie einige nord u. südamerikanische Universitäten beteiligt sind …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 19 earn — *deserve, merit, rate Analogous words: gain, win (see GET) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 20 earn — has a past and past participle form earned (They earned £200 a week / earned income), although earnt is found from time to time in newspapers, reflecting its pronunciation and by analogy with learnt: • Ray and Alan Mitchell once worked gruelling… …

    Modern English usage