earn earn  /ˈɜrn/


  1. (v) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  2. (v) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions


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  1. The standard assumption is that they earn a pretty decent wage.
  2. Even just out of college, and working in the same fields, women still earn less than men, according to a striking new study.
  3. Updated through 1997, the audit shows that the ladies have picked up some slack, earning an average annual return of 15.


  1. Haiti score twice in final 10 minutes to earn proud draw against Italy

    Haiti shocked Italy by coming up with equalizer in the second minute of injury time to earn a 2-2 draw in Rio. It was Italy's final warm-up match before they take part in the Confederations Cup and though they started … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  2. ACT with MVP: EARN Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook-Download

    NAR PULSE—Log in to REALTOR® Content Resource, June 1-15, and earn Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook-Download. REALTOR® Content Resource offers over 1,300 pieces of content from HouseLogic.com to marketing communication channels. Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook allows you or your agents to maximize business results and time online with assistance on starting and effectively marketing [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RISMedia Real Estate News

  3. Women still earn less 50 years after Equal Pay Act

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Marie Claire's Anne Fulenwider explain why women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man earns
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. "I looked there and I felt like, in my opinion, and I'm not his manager, but at the same time he's a young kid," Manuel said. "I say let him pitch and let him get his feet on the ground in the major leagues and kind of let him earn his way."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Charlie Manuel Source: The Associated Press

  2. "His passion for service was born during his decorated career in the United States Marine Corps, and he went on to earn the distinction of being the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. Jack's tough-as-nails reputation carried over...
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

  3. Blagojevich's resignation, followed by an appointment made by a new governor, would "be the most expeditious way for a new senator to be chosen and seated in a manner that would earn the confidence of the people of Illinois and all Americans,"...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

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furtive furtive
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