Definition of unearned
1 : not gained by labor, service, or skill unearned income
2 : scored as a result of an error by the opposing team an unearned run
Examples of unearned in a Sentence
Bank interest is regarded as unearned income.
Recent Examples of unearned from the Web
Rant alert: Lester gave up one run that should’ve been unearned but wasn’t because of a dumb baseball scoring rule.
Aguilar rose to the occasion, pitching a complete game and allowing just one unearned run to lead the Mustangs to a 5-1 win at North Central College.
Not an unearned inheritance, mind you, but an actual magic bullet that could cure most of our community's ailments.
Cashner held the Red Sox to two unearned runs on three hits and three walks and struck out four.
Seattle’s other run came in the seventh when Carlos Ruiz advanced to third base on an error and scored an unearned run on a single from Segura, who finished the day with four hits.
Urena managed to complete six innings after giving up five runs overall despite two being unearned on six hits.
Jared Poche (12-4) took the loss for LSU, allowing two unearned runs in 5 2/3 innings.
MINOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP Triple-A: Norfolk 3, Louisville 1: RHP Tyler Mahle picked up the loss in his Triple-A debut, allowing three unearned runs on four hits in six innings.
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Definition of unearned for English Language Learners
: not earned by working
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