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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earn  \Earn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Earned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Earning}.]  [AS.  earnian  akin  to  OHG.  arn?n  to  reap,  aran 
  harvest,  G.  ernte,  Goth.  asans  harvest,  asneis  hireling,  AS 
  esne;  cf  Icel.  ["o]nn  working  season,  work.] 
  1.  To  merit  or  deserve,  as  by  labor  or  service;  to  do  that 
  which  entitles  one  to  (a  reward,  whether  the  reward  is 
  received  or  not). 
 
  The  high  repute  Which  he  through  hazard  huge  must 
  earn.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  acquire  by  labor,  service,  or  performance;  to  deserve 
  and  receive  as  compensation  or  wages;  as  to  earn  a  good 
  living;  to  earn  honors  or  laurels. 
 
  I  earn  that  [what]  I  eat.  --Shak. 
 
  The  bread  I  have  earned  by  the  hazard  of  my  life  or 
  the  sweat  of  my  brow.  --Burke. 
 
  {Earned  run}  (Baseball),  a  run  which  is  made  without  the 
  assistance  of  errors  on  the  opposing  side 
 
  Syn:  See  {Obtain}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earned 
  adj  1:  gained  or  acquired;  especially  through  merit  or  as  a  result 
  of  effort  or  action  "a  well-earned  reputation  for 
  honesty";  "earned  income";  "an  earned  run  in  baseball" 
  [ant:  {unearned}] 
  2:  merited  through  behavior;  "a  well-earned  rest" 




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