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Definition of Earth
- [n.] - The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.
- [n.] - The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
- [n.] - The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.
- [n.] - A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
- [n.] - Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
- [n.] - The people on the globe.
- [n.] - Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
- [n.] - A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.
- [n.] - A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.
- [v. t.] - To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
- [v. t.] - To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
- [v. i.] - To burrow.
- [n.] - A plowing.
- [n.] - The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise.