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earth meaning

EN[ɜːθ] [ɝθ] [-ɜː(ɹ)θ]
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  • Earth, also called the world and, less frequently, Gaia (and Terra in some works of science fiction) is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets,
  • According to evidence from radiometric dating and other sources, Earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago.
  • Earth's lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years.
  • Earth gravitationally interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon. During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its own axis 366.26 times, creating 365.26 solar days or one sidereal year.
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    Definition of earth in English Dictionary

  • NounBFthe earthPLearths
    1. NU Soil.
      1. This is good earth for growing potatoes. ‎
    2. NU Any general rock-based material.
      1. She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth. ‎
    3. The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
      1. Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.
    4. (Britain) A connection electrically to the earth ((US) ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
      1. A fox's home or lair.
        1. The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
          1. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
            1. (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements.
              1. (Taoism) One of the five basic elements.
              2. VerbBFthe earthSGearthsPRearthingPT, PPearthed
                1. (Britain) To connect electrically to the earth.
                  1. That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.
                2. To bury.
                  1. VT To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
                    1. To burrow.
                    2. Proper noun
                      1. Our planet, third out from the Sun; see main entry Earth.
                        1. The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.
                    3. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • My earth science teacher in high school explained that Jamaica Avenue was situated on the geological terminal moraine, whereupon the glaciers of millions of years past deposited their detrita.
                        • Sailing round the world debunked the theory that the earth was flat.
                        • Though our clayey feet still press the earth the levitant soul may saunter among the stars.
                      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                        • Earth up a potato crop several times during the season to encourage more tubers to grow.
                      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • If noir is the great urban style of the movies — and it is — then New York City is surely the noirest place on earth.
                        • The astronauts were honored with a ticker tape parade when they returned to Earth.
                        • Only Noah and his family survived when the Flood engulfed earth.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Proper nouns
                            • Singularia tantum
                              • Uncountable nouns
                            • Verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
                            Related Links:
                            1. en earthly
                            2. en earthquake
                            3. en earthen
                            4. en earthenware
                            5. en earthworm
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                            Grammatically, this word "earth" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun, a proper noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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