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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 earn /ˈɝn/
 (vt.)賺,掙得;獲得(vi.)掙錢

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earned p. pr. & vb. n. Earning.]
 1. 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.
 2. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earn n. Zoöl. See Ern, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earn, v. i.  To long; to yearn. [Obs.]
 And ever as he rode, his heart did earn
 To prove his puissance in battle brave.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earn v. t. & i.  To grieve. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earn, v. i.  To curdle, as milk. [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 earn
      v 1: 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" [syn: gain, take in, clear, make, realize,
            realise, pull in, bring in]
      2: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions [syn: garner]