Definition of "earns" []

  • To gain or be paid (money or other payment) in return for work or service (verb)
  • To acquire, merit, or deserve through behaviour or action (verb)
  • (of securities, investments, etc) to gain (interest, return, profit, etc) (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of earn. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "earns" in a sentence
  • "A name earns its reputation over time, no matter which one is chosen."
  • "In Brown’s defense, there’s a switch at the end in which Chauncey becomes the object, from which the title earns its keep."
  • "The income a corporation earns is not your income and vice versa."