Associations to the word «Earn»

Wiktionary

EARN, verb. (transitive) To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
EARN, verb. (transitive) To receive payment for work.
EARN, verb. (intransitive) To receive payment for work.
EARN, verb. (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
EARN, verb. (transitive) To be worthy of.
EARN, verb. (UK) (dialect) (dated) To curdle, as milk.
EARN, verb. (obsolete) To long; to yearn.
EARN, verb. (obsolete) To grieve.
EARN, noun. Alternative form of erne
EARN A LIVING, verb. Alternative form of make a living
EARN ONE'S CRUST, verb. (idiomatic) To earn money, to do something as a job.
EARN ONE'S KEEP, verb. (idiomatic) To perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.
EARN ONE'S STRIPES, verb. To acquire recognized credentials by competent performance.

Dictionary definition

EARN, verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month".
EARN, verb. Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky