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Earth (IPA: /ˈɝθ/)


Earth (n.)

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.

Earth (n.)

The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.

Earth (n.)

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.

Earth (n.)

A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.

Earth (n.)

Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.

Earth (n.)

The people on the globe.

Earth (n.)

Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.

Earth (n.)

A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.

Earth (n.)

A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.

Earth (v. t.)

To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.

Earth (v. t.)

To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.

Earth (v. i.)

To burrow.

Earth (n.)

A plowing.

Earth ()

A variety of asbestus. See Amianthus.

Earth ()

See Earth light, under Earth.

Earth

One of the classical elements, in some systems numbering four along with air, fire, and water

Earth

Sculpture by Joseph Van Uytvanck

Earth

Category of heraldic charges

Earth

Third planet from the Sun in the Solar System

Earth

1930 film by Alexander Dovzhenko, Yuliya Solntseva

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Motoko blasts Keitarō skyward.] Keitarō, did the Earth look blue from up there?" - Love Hina

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [talking about the Megatank] If they can make a monster tank like that, Green Earth must be a freaky place." - Advance Wars

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A mystic is a man who separates heaven and earth even if he enjoys them both." - G. K. Chesterton

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A perfect Earth doesn't need a Superman." - Infinite Crisis

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Al Gore: Finally! I get to save the Earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slide shows." - Futurama: Bender's Big Score


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