Definition of Earn in English :

Define Earn in English

Earn meaning in English

Meaning of Earn in English

Pronunciation of Earn in English

Earn pronunciation in English

Pronounce Earn in English


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

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Example Sentences:
'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

acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: earns, earning, earned or earnt
to gain or be paid (money or other payment) in return for work or service
2. (transitive)
to acquire, merit, or deserve through behaviour or action
he has earned a name for duplicity
3. (transitive)
(of securities, investments, etc) to gain (interest, return, profit, etc)

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verb transitive
to receive (salary, wages, etc.) for one's labor or service
to get or deserve as a result of something one has done
to receive (interest, dividends, etc.) as a return

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. earned, earn·ing, earns
1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work: earned money by mowing lawns.
2. To acquire or deserve as a result of effort or action: She earned a reputation as a hard worker.
3. To yield as return or profit: a savings account that earns interest on deposited funds.

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