Definition of Earth in English :

Define Earth in English

Earth meaning in English

Meaning of Earth in English

Pronunciation of Earth in English

Earth pronunciation in English

Pronounce Earth in English


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1. earth, globe, world

the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

Example Sentences:
'the Earth moves around the sun'
'he sailed around the world'

2. earth, ground

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

Example Sentences:
'they dug into the earth outside the church'

3. dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

the solid part of the earth's surface

Example Sentences:
'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'

4. earth

the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)

Example Sentences:
'it was hell on earth'

5. earth

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

6. earth, earthly concern, world, worldly concern

the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

Example Sentences:
'they consider the church to be independent of the world'

7. earth, ground

a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)


8. earth

hide in the earth like a hunted animal

9. earth

connect to the earth

Example Sentences:
'earth the circuit'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of earth
1. (sometimes capital)
the third planet from the sun, the only planet on which life is known to exist. It is not quite spherical, being flattened at the poles, and consists of three geological zones, the core, mantle, and thin outer crust. The surface, covered with large areas of water, is enveloped by an atmosphere principally of nitrogen (78 per cent), oxygen (21 per cent), and some water vapour. The age is estimated at over four thousand million years. Distance from sun: 149.6 million km; equatorial diameter: 12 756 km; mass: 5.976 × 1024 kg; sidereal period of axial rotation: 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds; sidereal period of revolution about sun: 365.256 days
▶ Related adjectives: terrestrial, tellurian, telluric, terrene
the inhabitants of this planet
the whole earth rejoiced
the dry surface of this planet as distinguished from sea or sky; land; ground
the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the surface of the ground and consists of disintegrated rock particles, mould, clay, etc; soil
worldly or temporal matters as opposed to the concerns of the spirit
the hole in which some species of burrowing animals, esp foxes, live
7. chemistry rare earth, alkaline earth
a connection between an electrical circuit or device and the earth, which is at zero potential
a terminal to which this connection is made
. US and Canadian equivalent: ground
9. Also called: earth colour
any of various brown pigments composed chiefly of iron oxides
10. (modifier) astrology
of or relating to a group of three signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Compare air (sense 20), fire (sense 24), water (sense 12)
11.  cost the earth
12.  come back to earth
13.  on earth
14.  run to earth
15. (intransitive)
(of a hunted fox) to go to ground
16. (transitive)
to connect (a circuit, device, etc) to earth

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of earth
1.  [often E-]
the planet that we live on; terrestrial globe: it is the fifth largest planet of the solar system and the third in distance from the sun: diameter, c. 12,760 km (c. 7,930 mi); period of revolution, one earth year; period of rotation, 24 hours; one satellite; symbol, ♁
, often with the
this world, as distinguished from heaven and hell
all the people on the earth
land, as distinguished from sea or sky; the ground
the soft, granular or crumbly part of land; soil; ground
the substance of the human body
the human body
the concerns, interests, etc. of human life; worldly matters
the hole of a burrowing animal; lair
8.  Obsolete
a land or country
9.  Chemistry
any of the metallic oxides, formerly classed as elements, which are reduced with difficulty to an alkaline-earth metal, rare-earth element, or certain other metals
10.  Electricity; British
verb transitive
to cover (up) with soil for protection, as seeds or plants
to chase (an animal) into a hole or burrow
verb intransitive
to hide in a burrow
said of a fox, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of earth
a. The land surface of the world.
b. The softer, friable part of land; soil, especially productive soil.
2. oftenEarthThe third planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 365.26 days at a mean distance of approximately 149.6 million kilometers (92.96 million miles), a sidereal rotation period of 23 hours 56.07 minutes, an average radius of 6,378.1 kilometers (3,963 miles), and a mass of approximately 5.9736 × 1024 kilograms (1.3169 × 1025 pounds).
3. The realm of mortal existence; the temporal world.
4. The human inhabitants of the world:The earth received the news with joy.
a. Worldly affairs and pursuits.
b. Everyday life; reality:was brought back to earth from his daydreams of wealth and fame.
6. The substance of the human body; clay.
7. The lair of a burrowing animal.
8. Chiefly British The ground of an electrical circuit.
9. Chemistry Any of several metallic oxides, such as alumina or zirconia, that are difficult to reduce and were formerly regarded as elements.
v.earthed, earth·ing, earths
1. To cover or heap (plants) with soil for protection.
2. To chase (an animal) into an underground hiding place.
To burrow or hide in the ground. Used of a hunted animal.

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