Definitions for "Earnest"
Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.
Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.
Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.
Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.
Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.
something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
Serious; important.
money receipt: A document evidencing the deposit of earnest money by a prospective buyer.
money deposit: A deposit made by the potential home buyer to show that he or she is serious about buying the house.
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
A payment of part of the price for the purpose of validating the contract.
To use in earnest.