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on earth

Definition of on earth

  1. 1 :  in the world <It's the tallest building on earth.> <She said she wouldn't marry him if he were the last man on earth.> <He says that nothing on earth will change his mind.>

  2. 2 —used to make a question more forceful <Why on earth did you do that?> <What on earth is he talking about?> <Where on earth are my keys?>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the fragmental material composing part of the surface of the globe

    :  cultivable soil

    :  the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spirit life — compare heaven, hell

  1. :  to drive to hiding in the earth

    :  ground

    :  to hide in the ground

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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