Definition of Earned in English :

Define Earned in English

Earned meaning in English

Meaning of Earned in English

Pronunciation of Earned in English

Earned pronunciation in English

Pronounce Earned in English


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1. earned

gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action

Example Sentences:
'a well-earned reputation for honesty'
'earned income'
'an earned run in baseball'

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

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