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Earth meaning

earth - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe ( Empedocles)
  2. 2. connect to the earth; " earth the circuit"
  3. 3. hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  4. 4. The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.
  5. 5. The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
  6. 6. The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.
  7. 7. A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
  8. 8. Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
  9. 9. The people on the globe.
  10. 10. Any earthy- looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
  11. 11. A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.
  12. 12. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
  13. 13. To burrow.
  14. 14. A plowing.
  15. 15. The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise.
  16. 16. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; - sometimes with up.
  17. 17. Soil; dry land; the world.

earth - examples of usage

  1. world earth day events can trace their history back to 1970.
  2. What on earth is it now, Mr. Tulipson? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. How on earth are we to do it? - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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