Definitions for earthlyˈɜrθ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

earth•ly*ˈɜrθ li(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.

  1. of or pertaining to the earth, esp. as opposed to heaven; worldly.

  2. possible or conceivable:

    an invention of no earthly use to anyone.

* Syn: earthly , terrestrial , worldly , mundane refer to that which is concerned with the earth literally or figuratively. earthly now almost always implies a contrast to that which is heavenly: earthly pleasures; our earthly home.terrestrial applies to the earth as a planet or to land as opposed to water: the terrestrial globe; terrestrial areas.worldly is commonly used in the sense of being devoted to the vanities, cares, advantages, or gains of physical existence to the exclusion of spiritual interests or the afterlife: worldly success; worldly standards.mundane is a formal equivalent of worldly and suggests that which is bound to the earth, is not exalted, and therefore is commonplace: mundane pursuits.

Origin of earthly:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. earthly(adj)

    of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

    "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"


  1. earthly(Noun)

    A slightest chance (of success etc.) or idea (about something).

  2. earthly(Adverb)

    in an earthy manner

  3. earthly(Adjective)

    Relating to the earth or this world, as opposed to heaven.

  4. Origin: eorþlic, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earthly(adj)

    pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers; earthly praise

  2. Earthly(adj)

    of all things on earth; possible; conceivable

  3. Earthly(adj)

    made of earth; earthy

  4. Earthly(adverb)

    in the manner of the earth or its people; worldly

Anagrams of earthly

  1. lathery

Translations for earthly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or belonging to this world; not heavenly or spiritual

this earthly life.

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