earn

n.

  1. See Ern, n.

v. t.

  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).
  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.

v. t. & i.

  1. To grieve.

v. i.

  1. To long; to yearn.
  2. To curdle, as milk.