noun, Baseball. 1. a measure of the effectiveness of a pitcher, obtained by dividing the number of earned runs scored against the pitcher by the number of innings pitched and multiplying the result by nine. A pitcher yielding three earned runs in nine innings has an earned run average of 3.00. Abbreviation: ERA, era.
[urn] /ɜrn/ verb (used with object) 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 […]
[ur-nist] /ˈɜr nɪst/ adjective 1. serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker. 2. showing depth and sincerity of feeling: earnest words; an earnest entreaty. 3. seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention. noun 4. full seriousness, as of intention or purpose: to speak in earnest. [ur-nist] /ˈɜr nɪst/ noun 1. a […]
noun, Law. 1. money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract.