verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of earn1
synonym study for earn
OTHER WORDS FROM earnearner, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH earnearn , urn
Definition for earn (2 of 2)
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
Origin of earn2
Example sentences from the Web for earn
The Xinjiang region is known as a center for cotton production, and the apparel industry has earned most of the scrutiny for using textiles produced by allegedly forced labor in the region.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Chris Drumm went to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades|Jon Marcus|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The electric-vehicle maker ironed out its production kinks, fought its way to profitability, and earned a spot in the S&P 500.
Besides last year becoming the first group since the Beatles to earn three No.For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other|Marian Liu|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The vendors are a mix of returnees and first-timers, including four minority-owned businesses that earned rent-free booths through the Small Business Spotlight initiative.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times|Andrea Sachs|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
He also bragged about earning a PhD, a point Smerconish did not question.
In the 21st century women are earning their equality every step of the way… including the bedroom.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Instead of wallowing in comedy exile, Slate was earning a book deal.
For many aspiring comedians, earning a place on SNL is their entire raison d'être.
In other words, a lot of money for anyone—let alone an employee otherwise earning just $24,300 a year.
You are proud, and therefore you find it unpleasant not to be earning sufficient to keep a wife and be independent of her purse.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The thought began to haunt him, What if his power of earning were soon to cease?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
It was partly in the vain hope of earning a little money for himself and his political work.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
If the term "steady" is used where the world of wealth and leisure would use fiancé, the under wage-earning world is reached.
The terms applied by these young people to each other will reveal their social level in the wage-earning world.
British Dictionary definitions for earn
Word Origin for earn
Idioms and Phrases with earn
In addition to the idioms beginning with earn
- earn one's keep
- earn one's stripes
- penny saved is a penny earned