Meaning of EARTH in English

■ noun

1》 (also Earth ) the planet on which we live, the third planet of the solar system in order of distance from the sun.

2》 the substance of the land surface; soil.

↘one of the four elements in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology.

↘used in names of stable, dense, non-volatile inorganic substances, e.g. fuller's ~ .

↘ literary the substance of the human body: ~ to ~, ashes to ashes.

3》 Brit. electrical connection to the ground, regarded as having zero electrical potential.

4》 the underground lair of a badger or fox.

■ verb

1》 Brit. connect (an electrical device) to ~.

2》 Hunting (of a fox) run to its ~.


bring (or come ) back (down) to ~ cause to return (or return) to reality.

the ~ chiefly Brit. a very large amount: her hat cost the ~.

go to ~ go into hiding.

on ~ used for emphasis: what on ~ are you doing?


~ward adjective & adverb

~wards adverb


OE eorthe , of Gmc origin.

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