browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
earning

more about earning

earning


  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earning  \Earn"ing\,  n.;  pl  {Earnings}. 
  That  which  is  earned;  wages  gained  by  work  or  services;  money 
  earned;  --  used  commonly  in  the  plural. 
 
  As  to  the  common  people,  their  stock  is  in  their 
  persons  and  in  their  earnings.  --Burke. 




more about earning