(noun, verb)


1. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

- the Earth moves around the sun

Similar word(s): globe, world

Definition categories: object

2. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

- they dug into the earth outside the church

Similar word(s): ground

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

3. the solid part of the earth's surface

- the earth shook for several minutes

Similar word(s): ground, land

Definition categories: object

4. the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)

- it was hell on earth

Definition categories: location

5. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Definition categories: substance, element

6. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

Similar word(s): world

Definition categories: thought, concern

7. a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

Similar word(s): ground

Definition categories: man–made, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

Sentences with earth as a noun:

- This is good earth for growing potatoes.

- She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth.

- Birds are of the sky, not of the earth.


1. hide in the earth like a hunted animal

Definition categories: perception, hide

2. connect to the earth

- earth the circuit

Definition categories: contact, ground

Sentences with earth as a verb:

- That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.