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Etymology

Old English eorþe (ground, soil, dry land), from Proto-Germanic *ertho, from Proto-Indo-European *er- (baseform)

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
the earth

Plural
-

the earth

  1. Our planet, third out from the sun; see main entry Earth.
    The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.

Translations

Noun

Earth as soil (1)

Singular
earth

Plural
-

earth (-)
  1. (uncountable) Soil.
    This is good earth for growing potatoes.
  2. (uncountable) Any general rock-based material.
    She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth.
  3. The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
    Birds are of the sky, not of the earth.
  4. (UK) A connection electrically to the earth (US ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
  5. A fox's home or lair.
  6. The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
    • 1819, John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
      "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
  7. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  8. (India and Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Five Elements).

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Verb

Infinitive
to earth

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to earth (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (UK) To connect electrically to the earth.
    That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.
  2. To bury.

Synonyms

  • (to connect electrically to the earth): (US) ground

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