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Is earn a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word earn is a Scrabble US word. The word earn is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is earn a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word earn is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

E1A1R1N1

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Valid words made from Earn

You can make 23 words from 'earn' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'earn'

EARN 4NARE 4
NEAR 4REAN 4

3 letters words from 'earn'

ANE 3ARE 3
EAN 3EAR 3
ERA 3ERN 3
NAE 3RAN 3
REN 3 

2 letters words from 'earn'

AE 2AN 2
AR 2EA 2
EN 2ER 2
NA 2NE 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of earn

earn aern eran rean aren raen eanr aenr enar near aner naer erna rena enra nera rnea nrea arne rane anre nare rnae nrae

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Definitions and meaning of earn

earn

Etymology 1

From Middle English ernen, from Old English earnian, from Proto-West Germanic *aʀanōn, from Proto-Germanic *azanōną.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːn/
  • (US) enPR: ûrn, IPA(key): /ɝn/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)n
  • Homophones: ern, erne, urn

Verb

earn (third-person singular simple present earns, present participle earning, simple past and past participle earned or (chiefly UK) earnt)

  1. (transitive) To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
  2. (transitive) To receive payment for work.
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  3. (intransitive) To receive payment for work.
  4. (transitive) To cause (someone) to receive payment or reward.
  5. (transitive) To achieve by being worthy of.
Synonyms
  • (gain through applied effort or work): deserve, merit, garner, win
  • ((transitive) receive payment for work):
  • ((intransitive) receive payment for work):
  • (cause someone to receive payment or reward): yield, make, generate, render
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably either:

  • from Middle English erne, ernen (to coagulate, congeal) (chiefly South Midlands)  [and other forms], a metathetic variant of rennen (to run; to coagulate, congeal), from Old English rinnen (to run) (with the variants iernan, irnan) and Old Norse rinna (to move quickly, run; of liquid: to flow, run; to melt), both ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir; to rise, spring); or
  • a back-formation from earning ((Britain regional, archaic) rennet).

Verb

earn (third-person singular simple present earns, present participle earning, simple past and past participle earned) (Britain, dialectal)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To curdle (milk), especially in the cheesemaking process.
    Synonyms: run, (Northern England, Scotland) yearn
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) Of milk: to curdle, espcially in the cheesemaking process.

Etymology 3

A variant of yearn.

Verb

earn (third-person singular simple present earns, present participle earning, simple past and past participle earned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To strongly long or yearn (for something or to do something).
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To grieve.

Etymology 4

Noun

earn (plural earns)

  1. Alternative form of erne

References

Anagrams

  • Arne, Near, Nera, eRNA, erna, nare, near, rean

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *arô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō (eagle, large bird). Cognate with Old Frisian *ern, Old Saxon *arn, Old Dutch *arn, Old High German arn, Old Norse ǫrn, Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌰 (ara); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, bird), Old Armenian որոր (oror, gull), Old Irish irar, Lithuanian erẽlis, Old Church Slavonic орьлъ (orĭlŭ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /æ͜ɑrn/, [æ͜ɑrˠn]

Noun

earn m

  1. eagle

Declension

Descendants

  • English: erne

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian *ern, from Proto-Germanic *arô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō.

Noun

earn c (plural earnen, diminutive earntsje)

  1. eagle
  2. (figuratively) miser

Further reading

  • “earn”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to obtain reward for labour.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)