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Noun: earth  urth
  1. The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    "the Earth moves around the sun";
    - Earth, world, globe
     
  2. The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    "they dug into the earth outside the church";
    - ground
     
  3. The solid part of the earth's surface
    "the earth shook for several minutes";
    - land, dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma
     
  4. The abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
    "it was hell on earth";
    - Earth
     
  5. The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
    - worldly concern, earthly concern, world
     
  6. [Brit] (electricity) a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
    - ground
     
  7. [archaic] Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
Verb: earth  urth
  1. Hide in the earth like a hunted animal
     
  2. [Brit] Connect to the earth
    "earth the circuit"

Derived forms: earthed, earthing, earths

Type of: article, concern, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], element, ground, hide, hide out, location, material, object, physical object, stuff, terrestrial planet

Part of: solar system

Encyclopedia: Earth, Wind & Fire: Live