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Definition of Earth


  1. 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.
  2. The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
  3. 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.
  4. A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
  5. Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
  6. The people on the globe.
  7. Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
  8. A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.
  9. A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.
  10. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
  11. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
  12. To burrow.
  13. A plowing.
  14. 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.

Earth Quotations

C. S. Lewis Quote
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis

Thomas Merton Quote
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau
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Earth Translations

earth in Afrikaans is aarde
earth in Danish is jord
earth in Dutch is aanaarden
earth in Finnish is maa
earth in French is mondiale
earth in German is Erde
earth in Italian is mondo, terra
earth in Latin is humus, terra
earth in Norwegian is verden, jord
earth in Portuguese is terra
earth in Spanish is tierra
earth in Swedish is mull, jorden

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