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EARN, v.t. ern.

1. To merit or deserve by labor, or by any performance; to do that which entitles to a reward, whether the reward is received or not. Men often earn money or honor which they never receive.

Earn money before you spend it, and spend less than you earn.

2. To gain by labor, service or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation; as, to earn a dollar a day; to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.



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EARN, v.t. ern.

1. To merit or deserve by labor, or by any performance; to do that which entitles to a reward, whether the reward is received or not. Men often earn money or honor which they never receive.

Earn money before you spend it, and spend less than you earn.

2. To gain by labor, service or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation; as, to earn a dollar a day; to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.

EARN, v.t. [ern; Sax. earnian, ærnian, gearnian, to earn, to merit. It is connected in origin with earnest and yearn, – which see. The primary sense is to strive or urge, implying an effort to advance or stretch forward.]

  1. To merit or deserve by labor, or by any performance; to do that which entitles to a reward, whether the reward is received or not. Men often earn money or honor which they never receive. Earn money before you spend it, and spend less than you earn. It is idle to hope, by our short-sighted contrivances, to insure to a people happiness which their own character has not earned. Channing.
  2. To gain by labor, service or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation; as, to earn a dollar a day; to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.

Earn
  1. See Ern, n.

    Sir W. Scott.
  2. To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).

    The high repute
    Which he through hazard huge must earn.
    Milton.

  3. To grieve.

    [Obs.]
  4. To long] to yearn.

    [Obs.]

    And ever as he rode, his heart did earn
    To prove his puissance in battle brave.
    Spenser.

  5. To curdle, as milk.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  6. To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.

    I earn that [what] I eat. Shak.

    The bread I have earned by the hazard of my life or the sweat of my brow. Burke.

    Earned run (Baseball), a run which is made without the assistance of errors on the opposing side.

    Syn. -- See Obtain.

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Earn

EARN, verb transitive ern.

1. To merit or deserve by labor, or by any performance; to do that which entitles to a reward, whether the reward is received or not. Men often earn money or honor which they never receive.

EARN money before you spend it, and spend less than you earn

2. To gain by labor, service or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation; as, to earn a dollar a day; to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SWINE, n. sing. and plu. A hog, a quadruped of the genus Sus, which furnishes man with a large portion of his most nourishing food. The fat or lard of this animal enters into various dishes in cookery. The swine is a heavy, stupid animal, and delights to wallow in the mire.

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