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ˈɜr θənearth·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earthenadjective

    made of earth (or baked clay)

    "an earthen pot"


  1. earthenadjective

    Made of earth or mud.

  2. earthenadjective

    Made of clay (especially said of pottery).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Earthenadjective

    Made of earth; made of clay.

    Etymology: from earth.

    About his shelves
    Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds
    Were thinly scatter’d. William Shakespeare.

    As a rustick was digging the ground by Padua, he found an urn, or earthen pot, in which there was another urn, and in this lesser a lamp clearly burning. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    The most brittle water-carriage was used among the Egyptians, who, as Strabo saith, would sail sometimes in the boats made of earthen ware. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. earthen

    Soil, also commonly referred to as earth or dirt, is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Some scientific definitions distinguish dirt from soil by restricting the former term specifically to displaced soil.


  1. earthen

    Earthen refers to something made or consisting of earth or soil, typically relating to pottery or structures. It may also describe anything that resembles the natural texture or color of earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earthenadjective

    made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe

Anagrams for earthen »

  1. hearten

  2. Teheran

  3. naether

  4. enheart

  5. traheen

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of earthen in a Sentence

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    Like an earthen pot, a bad man is easily broken, and cannot readily be restored to his former situation; but a virtuous man, like a vase of gold, is broken with difficulty, and easily repaired.

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    a small contrasting part of something
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