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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.


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)


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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