earned earned  /ˈɜrnd/


  • (adj) gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action


  1. Such praise has not been earned overnight.
  2. Youngstown Sheet Tube earned $10,031,014 v.
  3. Throughout, she says she earned bonuses and plaudits for solid work.


  1. Martell earns Eagle with Troop 64

    Andrew Martell, 18, has earned the highest rank a Boy Scout can attain, the Eagle Scout Award, for his renovation work at a Rohrerstown school.A member of Lancaster's Troop 64, Martell is the son of Gregg and Anne Martell and is a graduate of Hempfield High School, where he was a member of the stage...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Papa John’s Rated No. 1 among All National Pizza Chains by Prestigious American Customer Satisfaction Index

    Papa John’s has again earned the top spot in customer satisfaction among national pizza chains in the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index released today. Papa John’s e
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Lolo Jones has earned $741.84 bobsledding

    How much have you earned at your job the last seven months? Chances are, it's more than Lolo Jones. Yeah, that Lolo Jones. As you may know, the track star has turned to bobsledding and, well, turns out pushing a … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fourth-Place Medal via Yahoo! Sports


  1. The president praised McChrystal's career of service, noting that he "has earned a reputation as one of our nation's finest soldiers. . . . It saddens me to lose the service of a soldier who I've come to respect and admire."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Politics Daily (blog)

  2. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement Friday that Stevens "has earned the gratitude and admiration of the American people for his nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the Judiciary, including more than 34 years on the Supreme Court....
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: USA Today

  3. "It was a well-deserved victory, no doubt about that," said the 71-year-old German. "We wanted to avoid an early goal, we managed to do that, but of course Argentina had more class and that earned them the win."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Otto Rehhagel Source: ESPN

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