Definition of earth
- real suede, which costs the earth to clean
- —Joanne Winship
earthlikeplay \ˈərth-ˌlīk\ adjective
- to find out what on earth he was up to
- —Michael Holroyd
The moisture will eventually fall to earth in the form of rain or snow.
We could feel the earth shake.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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: the planet on which we live
: land as opposed to the sea, the air, etc.
: the material in which plants grow
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