earn meaning

EN[ɜːn] [ɝn] [-ɜː(ɹ)n]

    Definition of earn in English Dictionary

  • NounPLearns
    1. Alternative form of erne.
    2. VerbSGearnsPRearningPT, PPearned
      1. VT To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
        1. You can have the s'mores: you earned them, clearing the walkway of snow so well. ‎
      2. VT To receive payment for work.
        1. He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.  My bank account is only earning one percent interest. ‎
      3. VI To receive payment for work.
        1. Now that you are earning, you can start paying me rent. ‎
      4. VT To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
        1. My CD earns me six percent! ‎
      5. VT To be worthy of.
        1. to earn a spot in the top 20 ‎
      6. (Britain, dialect, dated) To curdle, as milk.
        1. OBS To long; to yearn.
          1. OBS To grieve.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • His performance as an evil-tempered superpatriot earned him the National Society of Film Critics’ award for best supporting actor.
              • The owners let the managers eventually earn a stake in the business.
              • While Mr. Burke readily tells tourgoers that he earns a fee if they buy a property (it’s not unusual for a tour participant to spend $350,000 on a condo), he said “there is no sales pressure.”
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Meaning of earn for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "earn" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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                Definiteness: Level 8
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