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Meaning & Definition of Earth in English

English

Earth

/ərθ/

noun

1. The 3rd planet from the sun

  • The planet we live on
  • "The earth moves around the sun"
  • "He sailed around the world"
    synonym:
  • Earth
  • ,
  • earth
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • earth
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • land
  • ,
  • dry land
  • ,
  • earth
  • ,
  • ground
  • ,
  • solid ground
  • ,
  • terra firma

4. The abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell)

  • "It was hell on earth"
    synonym:
  • Earth
  • ,
  • earth

5. Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (empedocles)

    synonym:
  • earth

6. The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

  • "They consider the church to be independent of the world"
    synonym:
  • worldly concern
  • ,
  • earthly concern
  • ,
  • world
  • ,
  • earth

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

    synonym:
  • ground
  • ,
  • earth

verb

1. Hide in the earth like a hunted animal

    synonym:
  • earth

2. Connect to the earth

  • "Earth the circuit"
    synonym:
  • earth

Examples of using

We're on earth to look for happiness, not to find it.
Life on earth may be expensive.
The funeral procession reached the burial site, where a hole had been dug that smelled of fresh earth.