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Earth

Noun

1 the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world" [syn: world, globe]
2 the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church" [syn: ground]
3 the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn: land, dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma]
4 the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell); "it was hell on earth"
5 once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
6 the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world" [syn: worldly concern, earthly concern, world]
7 a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage) [syn: ground]

Verb

1 hide in the earth like a hunted animal
2 connect to the earth; "earth the circuit"

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Etymology

eorþe, from , from (baseform)

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. Our planet, third out from the sun; see main entry Earth.
    The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.

Noun

  1. Soil.
    This is good earth for growing potatoes.
  2. Any general rock-based material.
    She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth.
  3. The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
    Birds are of the sky, not of the earth.
  4. A connection electrically to the earth (US ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
  5. A fox's home or lair.
  6. The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
    • 1819, John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
      "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
  7. One of the four basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  8. One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  9. In the context of "Taoist": One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Five Elements).
our planet
see translations at Earth.
soil
  • Afrikaans: aarde
  • Bosnian: zemlja
  • Croatian: zemlja
  • Czech: země
  • Danish: jord
  • Dutch: aarde, grond
  • Estonian: maa
  • Finnish: maaperä
  • French: terre
  • German: Erde
  • Greek: ,
    Ancient: (gaia) , (gē) , χούς (khus)
    Modern: χώμα (khoma) , γη (gé)
  • Hungarian: talaj, föld
  • Icelandic: jörð
  • Italian: terra
  • Japanese: , (, chi), (つち, tsuchi), 土壌 (どじょう, dojō)
  • Korean: 흙
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: خۆڵ
  • Latvian: zeme
  • Lithuanian: žemė
  • Malay: bumi
  • Malayalam: മണ്ണ് (maNNu)
  • Nahuatl: tlalli
  • Norwegian: jord
  • Old English: hruse
  • Polish: ziemia
  • Russian: земля
  • Scots: yerd
  • Scottish Gaelic: talamh , tìr
  • Serbian: земља, zemlja
  • Slovene: zemlja, prst
  • Spanish: tierra, suelo
  • Swedish: jord
  • Turkish: toprak
  • Vietnamese: đất
any general rock-based material
the ground, land
  • Czech: země
  • Danish: jord
  • Estonian: maa
  • German: Grund
  • Greek: ,
    Ancient: (gaia) , (gē)
    Modern: γη , γαία
  • Hungarian: szárazföld
  • Italian: terra
  • Japanese: 地面 (じめん, jimen)
  • Korean: 땅
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: خاک
  • Malay: tanah
  • Scots: yerd
  • Turkish: yer
  • Urdu: زمین
  • Vietnamese: đất, mặt đất, đất liền
electrical connection
fox's lair
  • German: Erdloch , Erdbau , Bau
  • Greek: φωλιά
  • Hungarian: lyuk, odú
  • Italian: tana
one of the four basic elements
  • Afrikaans: aarde
  • Bosnian: zemlja
  • Chinese: 泥土 (nítǔ)
  • Croatian: zemlja
  • Czech: země
  • Danish: jord
  • Dutch: aarde
  • Estonian: maa
  • Finnish: maa
  • French: terre
  • German: Erde
  • Greek: γη
  • Icelandic: jörð
  • Italian: terra
  • Japanese: (ち, chi)
  • Korean: (heulg, heuk)
  • Latin: terra
  • Latvian: zeme
  • Lithuanian: žemė
  • Luxembourgish: Äerd
  • Malayalam: ഭൂമി (bhUmi)
  • Norwegian: jord
  • Old English: hruse
  • Polish: ziemia
  • Portuguese: terra
  • Russian: земля
  • Scottish Gaelic: talamh , tìr
  • Serbian: земља, zemlja
  • Slovak: zem
  • Slovene: zemlja
  • Spanish: tierra
  • Swedish: jord
  • Turkish: toprak
  • Vietnamese: đất
  • West Frisian: ierde
one of the five basic elements
  • Afrikaans: aarde
  • Bosnian: zemlja
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: zemlja
  • Danish: jord
  • Dutch: aarde
  • Estonian: maa
  • Finnish: maa
  • Greek: γη
  • Icelandic: jörð
  • Italian: terra
  • Japanese: (つち, tsuchi)
  • Korean: (heulg, heuk)
  • Latvian: zeme
  • Lithuanian: žemė
  • Malayalam: ഭൂമി (bhUmi)
  • Norwegian: jord
  • Old English: hruse
  • Polish: ziemia
  • Russian: земля
  • Scottish Gaelic: talamh , tìr
  • Serbian: земља, zemlja
  • Slovak: zem
  • Slovene: zemlja
  • Spanish: tierra
  • Swedish: jord
  • Turkish: toprak
  • Vietnamese: thổ

See also

Verb

  1. To connect electrically to the earth.
    That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.
  2. To bury.

Synonyms

Translations

connect electrically to the earth
to bury

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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