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Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
Piers Anthony

Meaning of "earn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EARN

Old English earnian; related to Old High German arnēn to reap, Old Saxon asna salary, tithe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EARN

earn  [ɜːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EARN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Earn is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb earn in English.

WHAT DOES EARN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of earn in the English dictionary

The first definition of earn in the dictionary is to gain or be paid in return for work or service. Other definition of earn is to acquire, merit, or deserve through behaviour or action. Earn is also to gain.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EARN

PRESENT

Present
I earn
you earn
he/she/it earns
we earn
you earn
they earn
Present continuous
I am earning
you are earning
he/she/it is earning
we are earning
you are earning
they are earning
Present perfect
I have earned
you have earned
he/she/it has earned
we have earned
you have earned
they have earned
Present perfect continuous
I have been earning
you have been earning
he/she/it has been earning
we have been earning
you have been earning
they have been earning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I earned
you earned
he/she/it earned
we earned
you earned
they earned
Past continuous
I was earning
you were earning
he/she/it was earning
we were earning
you were earning
they were earning
Past perfect
I had earned
you had earned
he/she/it had earned
we had earned
you had earned
they had earned
Past perfect continuous
I had been earning
you had been earning
he/she/it had been earning
we had been earning
you had been earning
they had been earning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will earn
you will earn
he/she/it will earn
we will earn
you will earn
they will earn
Future continuous
I will be earning
you will be earning
he/she/it will be earning
we will be earning
you will be earning
they will be earning
Future perfect
I will have earned
you will have earned
he/she/it will have earned
we will have earned
you will have earned
they will have earned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been earning
you will have been earning
he/she/it will have been earning
we will have been earning
you will have been earning
they will have been earning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would earn
you would earn
he/she/it would earn
we would earn
you would earn
they would earn
Conditional continuous
I would be earning
you would be earning
he/she/it would be earning
we would be earning
you would be earning
they would be earning
Conditional perfect
I would have earn
you would have earn
he/she/it would have earn
we would have earn
you would have earn
they would have earn
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been earning
you would have been earning
he/she/it would have been earning
we would have been earning
you would have been earning
they would have been earning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you earn
we let´s earn
you earn
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to earn
Past participle
earned
Present Participle
earning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EARN

early-evening
early-morning
early-music
early-type star
early-warning
earlywood
earmark
earmuff
earn one´s daily bread
earned income
earner
earnest
earnest money
earnestly
earnestness
earning power
earnings
Earnings Related Benefit
Earnings Related Supplement
earnings-related

WORDS THAT END LIKE EARN

barn
carn
cotton yarn
darn
dearn
Dutch barn
forewarn
harn
larn
learn
pay as you earn
relearn
spin a yarn
spun yarn
tarn
tithe barn
unlearn
warn
yarn
yearn

Synonyms and antonyms of earn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EARN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «earn» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of earn
attain · bring in · clear · collect · deserve · draw · gain · get · gross · justify · make · merit · net · procure · reap · receive · warrant · win

Translation of «earn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EARN

Find out the translation of earn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of earn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «earn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

挣得
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ganar
570 millions of speakers

English

earn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कमाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَكْتَسِبُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зарабатывать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ganhar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আয় করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gagner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dapatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verdienen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

稼ぐ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

벌다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Entuk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiếm được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சம்பாதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कमवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kazanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guadagnare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zarobić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заробляти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a câștiga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κερδίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verdien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tjäna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tjene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of earn

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EARN»

The term «earn» is very widely used and occupies the 5.040 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EARN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «earn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «earn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about earn

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EARN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word earn.
1
George Matthew Adams
What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.
2
Kurt Angle
You go from Olympic wrestling into pro wrestling, and it's a very difficult transition, but if you make it, you can earn a great living while at the same time giving amateur wrestling a lot of exposure by being on TV every week. Fans know where you came from.
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Piers Anthony
Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
4
Evelyn Ashford
I take pride in everything I do. I don't want to be handed anything. I want to earn it.
5
Joan Blades
Most families need both parents to work. Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers.
6
Mary Bono
Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn, but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one.
7
Jamie Campbell Bower
I went to boarding school in the country, so there's no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 - it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I'll do anything for you.
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Erskine Bowles
You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it.
9
Martin Campbell
I tried to get a job as a TV cameraman and they basically told me, 'You're mad, everyone wants these jobs - and if you go to England, you're doubly mad.' But I worked in abattoirs for 10 months to earn my money, then left for London. I didn't even know what a director did.
10
Yvette Clarke
I have to earn re-election. That's the way I see it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EARN»

Discover the use of earn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to earn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and
Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works.
Peter Lynch, John Rothchild, 2012
2
Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay ...
What are the real reasons women earn less than men? What can they do about it? Find out in a new exposé from the bestselling author of The Myth of Male Power.
Warren Farrell, 2005
3
Earn $30,000 Per Month Playing Online Poker: A Step-by-Step ...
That is, the various buy'in amounts can be viewed as a climbable ladder that helps gauge success. As with any gambling, winning is not a sure thing. But this book gives you the tools you need to win.
Ryan Wiseman, 2007
4
Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, ...
In Generation Earn, Palmer answers these questions—and many more—in three parts. Part one centers on the self, covering professional goals, personal spending, debt management, and investing.
Kimberly Palmer, 2010
5
Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash
Live the Lifestyle of Your Dreams!
Michelle Anton, Jennifer Sander, 2006
6
Earn what You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any ...
Earn What You’re Really Worth will show you how. This book will be the bible of career advancement for your indefinite future. These tested, proven strategies will save you years of hard work and thousands of dollars of lost income.
Brian Tracy, 2012
7
Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with ...
Earn the Right to Win can help you master a winning combination: preparation, smart decision making, and toughness in the face of adversity. It’s a powerful guide for leaders in any kind of organization.
Tom Coughlin, David Fisher, 2013
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Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the ...
Presents insights into the use of interns in a variety of firms and organizations, discussing the economic impact of internships, their effect on business practices, and the ethical problems associated with them.
Ross Perlin, 2012
9
The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law
America’s founders thought the right to earn a living was so basic and obvious that it didn’t need to be mentioned in the Bill of Rights.
Timothy Sandefur, 2010
10
Earn What You Deserve: How to Stop Underearning & Start Thriving
A revolutionary guide to earning power and personal budgeting shows readers how to spend wisely, streamline their finances, and develop a budget that puts their money where they want it to go. From the Paperback edition.
Jerrold Mundis, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EARN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term earn is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeb Bush says Americans 'need to work longer hours' to earn more …
Jeb Bush answers a question from the audience during a campaign stop at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Hudson, New Hampshire on 8 ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
How Kawhi Leonard Can Earn First All-Star Berth Following Max …
In 2014-15, Duncan showed it's possible to earn another All-Star nod, though the future Hall of Famer's legacy probably didn't hurt when ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
3
The States Where Women Earn The Least
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 22: Fast food workers and community activists protest outside a McDonald's restaurant in the Loop on June 22, 2015 in ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Who, What, Why: What do Tube drivers do and how much do they …
But what do drivers do and how much do they earn, asks Justin Parkinson. A driver's starting salary - which follows about six months of training ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
It will take 29 years for college grads to earn 20% down on SF home …
antioch; concord; fairfield; hayward; livermore; mill valley; mountain view; napa; oakland; palo alto; richmond; san carlos; san francisco; san ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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China's monks, priests and imams earn meagre wages despite ads …
Monks, priests and imams on the mainland earn an average of only 500 yuan (HK$630) a month, a quarter of them are not medically insured, ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
7
How much money top CEOs in South Africa earn
A new report published by financial services company, PwC, has revealed the pay of executives of companies listed on the Johannesburg ... «BusinessTech, Jul 15»
8
Ivybridge bowlers earn significant accolade
THREE Ivybridge bowlers are have been honoured with one of Devon accolades after great season. Ivybridge Bowls Dolly Tyler, Anne Ashley ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
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Retail investors will now earn higher interest; FinMin mandates cos …
MUMBAI: Retail investors will now have an opportunity to earn higher interest in a declining rate regime as the finance ministry has mandated ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
10
Nelson, Fillmore advance to earn a matchup in the Utah State Am
Nick Nelson, of Spanish Fork, tees off during the third day of the Utah State Amateur at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway on Wednesday, ... «Daily Herald, Jul 15»

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