Pronunciation: (ûrn), [key]
1. to gain or get in return for one's labor or service: to earn one's living.
2. to merit as compensation, as for service; deserve: to receive more than one has earned.
3. to acquire through merit: to earn a reputation for honesty.
4. to gain as due return or profit: Savings accounts earn interest.
5. to bring about or cause deservedly: His fair dealing earned our confidence.

to gain income: securities that earn on a quarterly basis.


Pronunciation: (ûrn), [key]
v.i. Obs.
to grieve.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

earmuffearned income
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