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Earth, n. Etym: [AS. eor; akin to OS. ertha, OFries. irthe, D. aarde, OHG. erda, G. erde, Icel. jör, Sw. & Dan. jord, Goth. airpa, OHG. ero, Gr. ear to plow.]

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.
That law preserves the earth a sphere
And guides the planets in their course. S. Rogers.
In heaven, or earth, or under earth,... Milton.

2. The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
God called the dry land earth. Genesis 1:10.
He is pure air and fire, and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him. Shak.

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.
Give him a little earth for charity. Shak.

4. A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
Would I had never trod this English earth. Shak.

5. Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
Our weary souls by earth beguiled. Keble.

6. The people on the globe.
The whole earth was of one language. Genesis 11:1.

7. (Chem.)
(a) Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
(b) A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.

8. A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox. Macaulay.
They [ferrets] course the poor conies out of their earths. Holland.

Note: Earth is used either adjectively or in combination to form compound words; as, earth apple or earth-apple; earth metal or earth- metal; earth closet or earth-closet. Adamic earth, Bitter earth, Bog earth, Chian earth, etc. See under Adamic, Bitter, etc.
-- Alkaline earths. See under Alkaline.
-- Earth apple. (Bot.)
(a) A potato.
(b) A cucumber.
-- Earth auger, a form of auger for boring into the ground; -- called also earth borer.
-- Earth bath, a bath taken by immersing the body in earth for healing purposes.
-- Earth battery (Physics), a voltaic battery the elements of which are buried in the
earth to be acted on by its moisture.
-- Earth chestnut, the pignut.
-- Earth closet, a privy or commode provided with dry earth or a similar substance for
covering and deodorizing the bodily discharges.
-- Earth dog (Zoöl.), a dog that will dig in the earth, or enter holes of foxes, etc.
-- Earth hog, Earth pig (Zoöl.), the aardvark.
-- Earth hunger, an intense desire to own land, or, in the case of nations, to extend
their domain.
-- Earth light (Astron.), the light reflected by the earth, as upon the moon, and corresponding to moonlight;
-- called also earth shine. Sir J. Herschel.
-- Earth metal. See 1st Earth,

7. (Chem.) -- Earth oil, petroleum.
-- Earth pillars or pyramids (Geol.), high pillars or pyramids of earth, sometimes
capped with a single stone, found in Switzerland. Lyell.
-- Earth pitch (Min.), mineral tar, a kind of asphaltum.
-- Earth quadrant, a fourth of the earth's circumference.
-- Earth table (Arch.), the lowest course of stones visible in a building; the ground table.
-- On earth, an intensive expression, oftenest used in questions and exclamations; as,
What on earth shall I do? Nothing on earth will satisfy him. [Colloq.]

Earth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earthed; p. pr. & vb. n. Earthing.]

1. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
"The fox is earthed." Dryden.

2. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
The miser earths his treasure, and the thief,
Watching the mole, half beggars him ere noon. Young.
Why this in earthing up a carcass R. Blair.

Earth, v. i.

Defn: To burrow. Tickell.

Earth, n. Etym: [From Ear to plow.]

Defn: A plowing. [Obs.]
Such land as ye break up for barley to sow,
Two earths at the least, ere ye sow it, bestow. Tusser.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Earth -
(1.) In the sense of soil or ground, the translation of the word adamah' . In Genesis 9:20 "husbandman" is literally "man of the ground or earth." Altars were to be built of earth (Exodus 20:24). Naaman asked for two mules' burden of earth (2 Kings 5:17), under the superstitious notion that Jehovah, like the gods of the heathen, could be acceptably worshipped

only on his own soil. 

(2.) As the rendering of 'erets , it means the whole world (Genesis 1:2); the land as opposed to the sea (Genesis 1:10). 'Erets also denotes a country (Genesis 21:32); a plot of ground (Genesis 23:15); the ground on which a man stands (Genesis 33:3); the inhabitants of the earth (Genesis 6:1; Genesis 11:1); all the world except Israel (2 Chronicles 13:9). In the New Testament "the earth" denotes the land of Judea (Matthew 23:35); also things carnal in contrast with things heavenly (John 3:31; Colossians 3:1, Colossians 3:2).

The word "Earth" in other languages.

Acèh / Achinese Bumoë
Afrikaans Aarde
Albanian tokës; dhe
Alemannisch Erde
አማርኛ / Amharic መሬት
Anglo-Saxon Eorðe
العربية / Arabic أرض
Aragonés / Aragonese Tierra
Arpetan / Franco-Provençal / Arpitan / Romand Tèrra
Asturianu / Asturian Tierra
Avañe'ẽ / Paraguayan Guaraní Yvy
Aymar aru / Aymarà Aka pacha
Azərbaycan / Azerbaijani Yer
বাংলা / Bengali পৃথিবী
Balgarski / Bulgarian земята
Bân-lâm-gú / 閩南語 / 闽南语 / Min Nan / Chinese Tē-kiû
Basa Banyumasan / Javanese / Indonesian Bumi
Bemba / Chibemba isonde
Беларуская / Belarusian Планета Зямля
Беларуская (тарашкевіца) / Belarusian Зямля
Blackfoot ksaahkomm
Bikol Central / Bicol Kinaban
Boarisch / Bavarian Erde
Bosanski / Bosnian Zemlja (planeta)
Brezhoneg / Breton Douar (planedenn)
Български / Bulgarian Земя
Català / Catalan Terra
Чӑвашла / Chuvash (Turkey) Çĕр (планета)
Cebuano Kalibotan (planeta)
Česky / Czech Země
Chamorro / Austronesian tano'
Chinese 地球
Kernewek / Cornish gweras
Cymraeg / Welsh Y Ddaear
Dansk / Danish Jorden / jord
Deutsch / German Erde
ދިވެހިބަސް / Divehi / Dhivehi / Mahl ބިން
Diné bizaad / Navajo Nahasdzáán
Nederlands / Dutch aarde
Ecuadorian Quechua allpa
Eesti / Estonian Maa (planeet)
Ελληνικά / Greek Γη
Эрзянь / Erzya Мода (пертпельксэнь вал)
Español / Spanish Tierra
Estremeñu (Spain) Tierra
Euskara / Basque Lurra
فارسی Fārsi / Pārsi زمین
Føroyskt / Faroese Jørðin
Français / French Terre
Frysk / Frisian (Western) ierde
Furlan / Friulian Tiere
Gaeilge / Irish An Domhan
Gaelg Manx Gaelic (spoken on the Isle of Mann) Yn Chruinney
Gàidhlig / Scottish Gaelic An Saoghal
Galego / Galician Terra
/ Gan Chinese / Jiangxihua 地球
Guarani yvy
ગુજરાતી / Gujarati પૃથ્વી
Hak-kâ-fa / Hakka / Kejia (a Chinese language) Thi-khiù
한국어 Hangungmal / Korean (South Korean) 지구
هَوُسَ / Hausa Duniya
Hawai`i / Hawaiian Honua
Հայերեն / Armenian / հայերէն / հայերեն Երկիր
हिन्दी / Hindi पृथ्वी
Hornjoserbsce / Upper Sorbian Zemja
Hrvatski / Croatian Zemlja
Ido / Mixtec Tero
Igbo Uwa
Ilokano / Ilocano Daga (planeta)
Bahasa Indonesia / Bahasa Indonesian Bumi
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ / Inuktitut (Canada) ᓄᓇ / nuna
Íslenska / Icelandic Jörðin
Italiano / Italian Terra
עברית / Hebrew כדור הארץ
Basa Jawa / Bahasa Jawa / Bahasa Indonesian Bumi
Kalaallisut / Greenlandic Nunarsuaq
ಕನ್ನಡ / Kannada ಭೂಮಿ
Kapampangan Yatu
ქართული / Georgian დედამიწა
Kaszëbsczi / Kashubian Zemia
Қазақша / Kazakh Жер (ғаламшар)
Kernowek / Cornish Dor
Kiswahili / Swahili Dunia
Коми / Komi (Russian) Му
Kongo / Congo Ntoto
Kreyòl ayisyen / Haitian Creole Latè
Kurdî / كوردی / Kurdish Erd
Ladino / Judaeo-Spanish Tierra
ລາວ / Lao ໂລກ
Latina Tellus (planeta)
Latviešu / Latvian Zeme
Lëtzebuergesch / Luxembourgish Äerd
Lietuvių / Lithuanian Žemė
Líguru / Ligurian Tæra
Limburgs / Limburgish Eerd
Lingála (Republic of the Congo) Mabelé
Lumbaart / Lombard Tera
Magyar / Hungarian Föld
Македонски / Macedonian Планета Земја
മലയാളം / Malayalam ഭൂമി
Malti / Maltese Art
मराठी / Marathi पृथ्वी
مصرى / Arabic ارض
مَزِروني / Mazandarani / Tabari / Mazeniki زمین
Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysian Bumi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ / Min Dong Dê-giù
Mirandés / Mirandese Tierra
Монгол / Mongolian Дэлхий
Nāhuatl / Nāhuatl Tlālticpactli
Nederlands / Dutch Aarde (planeet)
Nedersaksisch / Dutch Low Saxon Eerde
नेपाली / Nepali पृथ्वी
日本語 / Japanese 地球
日本語 / Japanese Kanji 輿地
Nnapulitano / Neapolitan Terra
Norfuk / Pitkern / Pitcairnese Erth
Norsk (Bokmål) / Norwegian Jorden
Norsk (Nynorsk) / Norwegian Jorda
Nouormand / Norman Tèrre
Occitan Tèrra
O'zbek / Uzbek Yer
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / Punjabi ਧਰਤੀ
پنجابی / Punjabi زمین
ភាសាខ្មែរ / Khmer / Cambodian ផែនដី
Piemontèis / Piedmontese Tèra (pianeta)
Tok Pisin / Pidgin Giraun
Plattdüütsch / Low German / Low Saxon Eer
Polski / Polish Ziemia
Português / Portugese Terra
Ripoarisch / Ripuarian Ääd (Planeet)
Română / Romanian Pământ
Romani / Romany / Gypsy / Gipsy Phuv
Rumantsch / Romansh / Romansch Terra
Runa Simi / Quechua Tiksimuyu
Русский / Russian Земля
Саха тыла / Sakha / Yakut Сир
Samoan lalolagi
Sámegiella / Northern Sami Eana (planehta)
Sardu / Sardinian Terra
Scots / Lowland Scots The Yird
Shqip / Albanian Toka
Sicilianu / Sicilian Terra (pianeta)
Slovenčina / Slovak Zem
Словѣ́ньскъ / Old Church Slavonic Ꙁємлꙗ́
Slovenščina / Slovene / Slovenian Zemlja
Ślůnski / Ślůnski / Silesian Źymja
Soranî / کوردی / Kurdish زەوی
Српски / Srpski / Serbian Земља
Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски / Serbo-Croatian Zemlja (planet)
Basa Sunda / Sundanese Marcapada
Suomi / Finnish Maa
Svenska / Swedish Jorden
Tagalog / Filipino Daigdig
தமிழ் / Tamil பூமி
తెలుగు / Telugu భూమి
ไทย / Thai โลก
Тоҷикӣ / Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia) Замин
ᏣᎳᎩ / Cherokee ᎡᎶᎯ
Türkçe / Turkish Dünya, Yer, Yeryüzü, Acun, eski dilde Arz
Українська / Ukrainian Земля
اردو / Urdu زمین
Uyghurche‎ / ئۇيغۇرچە / Eastern Turki / Uyghur يەر شارى
Vèneto / Venetian Tera
Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese Trái Đất
Võro / South Estonian Maa (hod'otäht)
Walon / Walloon (Belgium) Daegne
文言 / Classical Chinese 地球
West-Vlams / West Flemish / Dutch (The Netherlands) Eirde (planete)
Winaray / Waray-Waray (The Philippines) Kalibutan (planeta)
Wolof (spoken in Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania Suuf
吴语 / Wu Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese 地球
ייִדיש / Yiddish ערד-פלאנעט
Yorùbá (spoken in Nigeria, Benin, Togo) Ayé
粵語 / Cantonese / Yue 地球
Žemaitėška / Samogitian / Lithuanian Žemė
中文 / Chinese 地球

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