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English noun: Earth

1. Earth (object) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on


SamplesThe Earth moves around the sun.
He sailed around the world.


Synonymsglobe, world


Instance hypernymterrestrial planet


Part holonymair, atmosphere, dry land, earth, geosphere, ground, hemisphere, hydrosphere, land, lithosphere, sky, solid ground, terra firma, Van Allen belt


Member meronymsolar system

2. earth (substance) the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface


SamplesThey dug into the earth outside the church.


Synonymsground


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)diatomaceous earth, diatomite, dirt, kieselguhr, moraine, saprolite, soil

3. earth (object) the solid part of the earth's surface


SamplesThe plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land.
The earth shook for several minutes.
He dropped the logs on the ground.


Synonymsdry land, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)archipelago, beachfront, cape, champaign, coastal plain, field, floor, foreland, forest, island, isthmus, land mass, landmass, mainland, neck, ness, oxbow, peninsula, plain, slash, timber, timberland, wonderland, woodland


Instance hyponymAmerica


Part meronymEarth, globe, world

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


SamplesIt was hell on earth.


Broader (hypernym)location

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


Broader (hypernym)element


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

6. earth (cognition) the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife


SamplesThey consider the church to be independent of the world.


Synonymsearthly concern, world, worldly concern


Broader (hypernym)concern

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


Synonymsground


Broader (hypernym)connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion


Domain categoryelectricity


English verb: earth

1. earth (perception) hide in the earth like a hunted animal


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)hide, hide out

2. earth (contact) connect to the earth


SamplesEarth the circuit.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ground









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