Definitions for Earthɜrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

earthɜrθ(n.)

  1. (often cap.) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 mi. (12,755 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million mi. (149.6 million km), and a period of revolution of 365.26 days, and having one moon.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. the inhabitants of this planet, esp. the human inhabitants:

    The whole earth rejoiced.

  3. this planet as the habitation of humans, often in contrast to heaven and hell.

  4. the surface of this planet.

  5. the solid matter of this planet; ground.

  6. soil and dirt, as distinguished from rock and sand.

  7. the hole of a burrowing animal; lair.

  8. any of several metallic oxides that are difficult to reduce, as alumina and zirconia.

    Category: Chemistry

  9. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, British

    Ref: ground1 (def. 13). 1 14

  10. (v.t.)Chiefly Brit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

    Ref: ground1 (def. 25). 1 43

Idioms for earth:

  1. on earth,(used as an intensifier after interrogative pronouns):

    Where on earth have you been?

    Category: Idiom

  2. run to earth, to chase (an animal) into its hole or burrow in hunting. to search out; track down.

    Category: Idiom, Sport

Origin of earth:

bef. 950; ME, OE eorthe; c. OS ertha, OHG erda, ON jǫrth, Go airtha

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Earth, earth, world, globe(noun)

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

    "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"

  2. earth, ground(noun)

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

    "they dug into the earth outside the church"

  3. land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma(noun)

    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"

  4. Earth, earth(noun)

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

    "it was hell on earth"

  5. earth(noun)

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

  6. worldly concern, earthly concern, world, earth(noun)

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

    "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

  7. ground, earth(verb)

    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(verb)

    hide in the earth like a hunted animal

  9. earth(verb)

    connect to the earth

    "earth the circuit"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. earthɜrθ

    the ground

    Suddenly, the earth began to move.

  2. earthɜrθ

    soil

    ***dark, rich earth

  3. earthɜrθ

    ground in an electrical circuit

    ***Make sure to connect the earth.

  4. earthɜrθ

    emphasizes your surprise or shock at sth

    What on earth are you doing?

Wiktionary

  1. earth(Noun)

    Soil.

    This is good earth for growing potatoes.

  2. earth(Noun)

    Any general rock-based material.

    She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth.

  3. earth(Noun)

    The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).

    Birds are of the sky, not of the earth.

  4. earth(Noun)

    A connection electrically to the earth ( ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.

  5. earth(Noun)

    A fox's home or lair.

  6. earth(Noun)

    The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).

  7. earth(Noun)

    One of the four basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).

  8. earth(Noun)

    One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).

  9. earth(Noun)

    One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Five Elements).

  10. earth(Verb)

    To connect electrically to the earth.

    That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.

  11. earth(Verb)

    To bury.

  12. earth(ProperNoun)

    Our planet, third out from the Sun; see main entry Earth.

    The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.

  13. Earth(ProperNoun)

    The third planet in order from the Sun, upon which humans live. Represented in astronomy and astrology by u2641 and u2295.

    The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.

  14. Origin: From erthe, from eorþe, from erþō (compare West Frisian ierde, Low German Er(de)/Ir(de), aarde, Erde, jord), related to *erwōn 'earth' (compare ear, ero, jǫrfi 'gravel'), from er- (compare úr 'earth', Tocharian B yare 'gravel', Ancient Greek éras 'earth', éraze 'on the ground', varr, երկիր, երկին).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earth(noun)

    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

  2. Earth(noun)

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

  3. Earth(noun)

    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

  4. Earth(noun)

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

  5. Earth(noun)

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

  6. Earth(noun)

    the people on the globe

  7. Earth(noun)

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

  8. Earth(noun)

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

  9. Earth(noun)

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

  10. Earth(verb)

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

  11. Earth(verb)

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

  12. Earth(verb)

    to burrow

  13. Earth(noun)

    a plowing

Freebase

  1. Earth

    Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world or the Blue Planet. Earth formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago, and life appeared on its surface within its first billion years. Earth's biosphere then significantly altered the atmospheric and other basic physical conditions, which enabled the proliferation of organisms as well as the formation of the ozone layer, which together with Earth's magnetic field blocked harmful solar radiation, and permitted formerly ocean-confined life to move safely to land. The physical properties of the Earth, as well as its geological history and orbit, have allowed life to persist. Estimates on how much longer the planet will be able to continue to support life range from 500 million years, to as long as 2.3 billion years. Earth's lithosphere is divided into several rigid segments, or tectonic plates, that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. About 71% of the surface is covered by salt water oceans, with the remainder consisting of continents and islands which together have many lakes and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. Earth's poles are mostly covered with ice that is the solid ice of the Antarctic ice sheet and the sea ice that is the polar ice packs. The planet's interior remains active, with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the magnetic field, and a thick layer of relatively solid mantle.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. earth

    1. A small bean-shaped planet, full of noise, nonsense and noddies, created in order to swell the pockets of politicians. 2. A blister produced by the constant abrasion of motion against space.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Earth

    (a) The earth is arbitrarily taken as of zero electrostatic potential. Surfaces in such condition that their potential is unchanged when connected to the earth are said to be of zero potential. All other surfaces are discharged when connected to the earth, whose potential, for the purposes of man at least, never changes. (b) As a magnetic field of force the intensity of the earth's field is about one-half a line of force per square centimeter. (c) The accidental grounding of a telegraph line is termed an earth, as a dead, total, partial, or intermittent earth, describing the extent and character of the trouble. [Transcriber's note: Fallen power lines can produce voltage gradients on the earth's surface that make walking in the area dangerous, as in hundreds of volts per foot. Lightning may be associated with substantial changes in the static ground potential.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. EARTH

    A solid substance, much desired by the seasick.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Earth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1046

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Earth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1291

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Earth' in Nouns Frequency: #466


Translations for Earth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

earth(noun)

the third planet in order of distance from the Sun; the planet on which we live

Is Earth nearer the Sun than Mars is?; the geography of the earth.

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