noun \ˈərth\

: the planet on which we live

: land as opposed to the sea, the air, etc.

: the material in which plants grow

Full Definition of EARTH

:  the fragmental material composing part of the surface of the globe; especially :  cultivable soil
:  the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spirit life — compare heaven, hell
a :  areas of land as distinguished from sea and air
b :  the solid footing formed of soil :  ground
often capitalized :  the planet on which we live that is third in order from the sun — see planet table
a :  the people of the planet Earth
b :  the mortal human body
c :  the pursuits, interests, and pleasures of earthly life as distinguished from spiritual concerns
:  the lair of a burrowing animal
:  an excessive amount of money —used with the <real suede, which costs the earth to clean — Joanne Winship>
earth·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
on earth
—used as an intensive <to find out what on earth he was up to — Michael Holroyd>

Examples of EARTH

  1. The moisture will eventually fall to earth in the form of rain or snow.
  2. We could feel the earth shake.

Origin of EARTH

Middle English erthe, from Old English eorthe; akin to Old High German erda earth, Greek era
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with EARTH



Definition of EARTH

transitive verb
:  to drive to hiding in the earth
:  to draw soil about (plants) —often used with up
chiefly British :  ground 3
intransitive verb
of a hunted animal :  to hide in the ground

First Known Use of EARTH

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a vigorous reprimand or warning
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