earn

earn1
earner, n.
/errn/, v.t.
1. to gain or get in return for one's labor or service: to earn one's living.
2. to merit as compensation, as for service; deserve: to receive more than one has earned.
3. to acquire through merit: to earn a reputation for honesty.
4. to gain as due return or profit: Savings accounts earn interest.
5. to bring about or cause deservedly: His fair dealing earned our confidence.
v.i.
6. to gain income: securities that earn on a quarterly basis.
[bef. 900; ME ern(i)en, OE earnian; akin to OHG arnen to earn, harvest]
Syn. 1. procure, make, receive, obtain. See gain1.
earn2
/errn/, v.i. Obs.
to grieve.
[1570-80; perh. var. of YEARN]

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▪ lake and river, Scotland, United Kingdom
      loch (lake) and river, central Scotland. Loch Earn lies on the boundary between the council area of Stirling and the council area of Perth and Kinross, and the River Earn flows through Perth and Kinross. Loch Earn is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from east to west with a maximum width of 0.5 mile (0.8 km). Lochearnhead is situated at the western end of the loch and St. Fillan's village at the eastern extremity, where the river flows out of the loch. The River Earn is a notable fishing stream. It enters the River Tay at Ferryfield of Carpow, 46 miles (74 km) downstream. Strathearn, the picturesque valley of the river, is an attractive and fertile region that includes the health resorts of Crieff and Bridge of Earn and many historic ruins.

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