Associations to the word «Earning»

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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats