What does the word earn mean?

Usage examples for earn

  1. You are sure I can earn enough to pay for what we'll need to eat between now and spring? – Dick in the Desert by James Otis
  2. I helped you earn it. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  3. But though I do say it, sir, I think I make myself useful to Mr. Benson, and earn my keep and the few shillings he gives me. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees