Earth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɜːrθ|  American pronunciation of the word earth
Brit.  |əːθ|  British pronunciation of the word earth

noun

- the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on (syn: globe, world)
- the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface(syn: ground)
- the solid part of the earth's surface(syn: ground, land)
- the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
- once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife (syn: world)
- a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) (syn: ground)

verb

- hide in the earth like a hunted animal
- connect to the earth

Examples

The moisture will eventually fall to earth in the form of rain or snow.

We could feel the earth shake.

The Earth rotates on its axis.

By means of sand it is, that the fatty earth is rendered fertile.

The Earth revolves around the Sun.

He was brought to the earth according to his value.

Earth is not a shadow of heaven, but heaven a dream of earth.

The customer has a perfect right to ask for the earth.

The landslide earthed up the pool where the animals usually drank.

The mouth of the river has earthed up again this year.

Earth up the plants frequently.

71% of the earth's surface is sea.

The earth shook.

They watched the kite fall back to earth.

Jesus' time on earth

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: earth
he/she/it: earths
present participle: earthing
past tense: earthed
past participle: earthed
noun
singular: earth
plural: earths
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