Earned - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɝːnd|  American pronunciation of the word earned
Brit.  |ɜːnd|  British pronunciation of the word earned
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto earn
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto earn


- gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action

a well-earned reputation for honesty
earned income
an earned run in baseball


He earned some money last summer as a musician.

We earned two hundred dollars, less travel expenses.

She earned her master's degree in education.

The average worker earned $1,000 more this year.

He has earned their respect.

He has earned a reputation as a first-class playwright.

He earned his teaching certificate last year.

They earned a magnificent triumph over the invading army.

She earned extra money tutoring in the evening.

He earned enough to put him in a higher tax bracket.

She earned the admiration of her coworkers.

These people contend that they have earned the right to the land.

The novel earned a nomination for the National Book Award.

The stunt earned her the scorn of her censorious older sister.

His conceit has earned him many enemies.

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