IPA: ˈɝθ


  • (uncountable) Soil.
  • (uncountable) Any general rock-based material.
  • The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
  • (Britain) A connection electrically to the earth ((US) ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
  • The lair or den (as a hole in the ground) of an animal such as a fox.
  • A region of the planet; a land or country.
  • Worldly things, as against spiritual ones.
  • The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
  • (metonymically) The people on the globe.
  • Any planet similar to the Earth (our earth): an exoplanet viewed as another earth, or a potential one.
  • (archaic) The human body.
  • (alchemy, philosophy and Taoism) The aforementioned soil- or rock-based material, considered one of the four or five classical elements.
  • (chemistry, obsolete) Any of certain substances now known to be oxides of metal, which were distinguished by being infusible, and by insolubility in water.
  • The third planet of the Solar System; the world upon which humans live.
  • The personification of the Earth or earth, (chiefly) as a fertile woman or (religion) goddess.
  • Alternative letter-case form of Earth; our planet, third out from the Sun. [The third planet of the Solar System; the world upon which humans live.]


  • (UK, transitive) To connect electrically to the earth.
  • (transitive) To bury.
  • (transitive) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
  • (intransitive) To burrow.

Examples of "earth" in Sentences

  • The other half of the earth is the land hemisphere.
  • The indigenous life of the earth is the life on Earth.
  • The indigenous essence of the earth is the earth itself.
  • Terrestrial refers to things related to the land or the Earth.
  • The Middle world means the earth and the rest of the universe.
  • The Earth Dragon is the great provider and the spirit of the earth.
  • Firstly there are very few places on Earth that lack ground undulation.
  • Creatively speaking, in the real world, it is a reimagining of Earth 616.
  • Earth is the location of the Earth Alliance and EarthGov in the universe.
  • The inhabitants of Earth have only fleeting memories of how the world once was.
  • When the poles were banked up with earth the house was called an _earth lodge_.
  • My love I can _compare_ with _nought_ on earth -- is like _nought on earth_ we ever read but Dean Swift's song of similes.
  • Smaller yet it grew, till it was only the size of a large fox's earth -- it was _earth_ now, mind you; the rock had ceased.
  • Very strangely to the ears of the bystanders sounded the words of the Bible, accompanying the handful of earth as it was cast upon Púshkin -- "_earth thou art! _"
  • Wherefore, _since the godly man has ceased_ [117] from the earth, it seems to me that I do not employ myself to no purpose when I recall to our midst, from among those _who were redeemed from the earth_, [118]
  • '_And God said, let us make man in our image after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth_.'
  • The eleventh verse should read, therefore, as follows: "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, _whose germinal principle of life, each in itself after its kind, is upon the earth_"
  • Now the swing is in this wise: There is a chasm which is the vastest of them all, and pierces right through the whole earth; this is that which Homer describes in the words—“Far off, where is the inmost depth beneath the earth”; and which he in other places, and many other poets, have called Tartarus.
  • But, a final objection is raised, as on this view of the matter the elements -- earth, water and fire -- which are eaten and drunk, are already tripartite, each of them containing portions of all, and thus are of a threefold nature, how can they be designated each of them by a simple term -- _earth_, _water_, _fire_?
  • There ought to be, therefore, a greater escape of electricity from the clouds upwards than downwards; and, if space be void, or only filled with an extremely attenuated matter, the electricity of the earth, considered as an elastic fluid without ponderosity, (and no law of condensation from the law of gravity in harmony with its other attributes, will allow us to consider it otherwise,) _would long since have left the earth_.

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