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{adj: earned} 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"
<-> unearned

{adj: halal} proper or legitimate
"the fund earns halal profits in full compliance with the Shari'a"

{adj: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar} of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
"party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: surprising} causing surprise or wonder or amazement
"the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"
"leaped up with surprising agility"
"she earned a surprising amount of money"
<-> unsurprising

{adj: undeserved} not deserved or earned
"has an undeserved reputation as a coward"

{adj: unearned} not gained by merit or labor or service
"accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"
"unearned income"
"an unearned run"
<-> earned

{adj: wage-earning, working-class} working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
"working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"

{adv: altogether, all told, in all} with everything included or counted
"altogether he earns close to a million dollars"

{adv: north, to the north, in the north, northerly, northwards, northward} in a northern direction
"they earn more up north"
"Let's go north!"

{adv: per annum, p.a., per year, each year, annually} by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
"he earned $100,000 per annum"
"we issue six volumes per annum"

{adv: unarguably, undisputedly} in an unarguable and undisputed manner
"you write as if this fact whilst inarguably forever condemning me to the ranks of Bohemianism nevertheless earned for me the right of entry into any company"

{n: Bushnell, David Bushnell, Father of the Submarine} American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)

{n: Eagle Scout} a boy scout who has earned many merit badges

{n: PAYE, pay as you earn} the British system of withholding tax

{n: academic degree, degree} an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
"he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"

{n: accrual basis} a method of accounting in which each item is entered as it is earned or incurred regardless of when actual payments are received or made
<-> cash basis

{n: advance, cash advance} an amount paid before it is earned

{n: attribution, ascription} assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
"the attribution of language to birds"
"the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"

{n: chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignia} V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
"they earned their stripes in Kuwait"

{n: cookie jar reserve} a hidden reserve that can be used to adjust quarterly earning reports

{n: cost of capital, capital cost} the opportunity cost of the funds employed as the result of an investment decision; the rate of return that a business could earn if it chose another investment with equivalent risk

{n: doctor's degree, doctorate} one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university

{n: earned run average, ERA} (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

{n: earned run} a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
<-> unearned run

{n: earner, wage earner} someone who earn wages in return for their labor

{n: earning per share} the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock

{n: esteem, regard, respect} the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
"it is held in esteem"
"a man who has earned high regard"
<-> disesteem

{n: exchange, interchange} reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries
"he earns his living from the interchange of currency"

{n: forager} someone who hunts for food and provisions
"in Japan a fungus forager can earn a good living"

{n: golf pro, professional golfer} someone who earns a living by playing or teaching golf

{n: gravedigger} a person who earns a living by digging graves

{n: house husband, househusband} a husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income

{n: housewife, homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the house} a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

{n: income} the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
<-> outgo

{n: individual retirement account, IRA} a retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred

{n: inherited wealth} wealth that is inherited rather than earned

{n: letter, varsity letter} an award earned by participation in a school sport
"he won letters in three sports"

{n: letterman} an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport

{n: messenger boy, errand boy} a boy who earns money by running errands

{n: occupation, business, job, line of work, line} the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"

{n: one-and-one} a foul shot that must be made in order to earn the right to a second foul shot

{n: payslip} a slip of paper included with your pay that records how much money you have earned and how much tax or insurance etc. has been taken out

{n: return on invested capital, return on investment, ROI} (corporate finance) the amount, expressed as a percentage, that is earned on a company's total capital calculated by dividing the total capital into earnings before interest, taxes, or dividends are paid

{n: strategic buyout} an acquisition based on analysis of the benefits of consolidation in anticipation of increased earning power

{n: support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance} the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"
"he applied to the state for support"
"he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

{n: sweat equity} interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance

{n: tennis pro, professional tennis player} someone who earns a living playing or teaching tennis

{n: tinker} formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

{n: unearned income, unearned revenue} (accounting) income received but not yet earned (usually considered a current liability on a company's balance sheet)

{n: unearned income, unearned revenue} personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income)

{n: unearned run} a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team
<-> earned run

{v: draw, get} in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls"

{v: earn, garner} acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

{v: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in} 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"

{v: gross} earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

{v: landscape} do landscape gardening
"My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"

{v: provide, bring home the bacon} supply means of subsistence ; earn a living
"He provides for his large family by working three jobs"
"Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"

{v: quadruple} increase fourfold
"His stock earning quadrupled"

{v: rake in, shovel in} earn large sums of money
"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

{v: sell short} sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit

{v: sustain, keep, maintain} supply with necessities and support
"She alone sustained her family"
"The money will sustain our good cause"
"There's little to earn and many to keep"

{v: take home, bring home} earn as a salary or wage
"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

{v: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess} expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"
"I thought to find her in a bad state"
"he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"
"I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

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