earth [-s, -'s] n
OE < IE 'ground'.
- World; planet which we inhabit.
- Dry land.
- Mortality; temporal existence; abode contrasting with heaven.
- Ground; place of burial; [fig.] contrast between life and death.
- Dirt; loam; soil suited for cultivation.
- This world; this sphere of existence as opposed to other states; [fig.] death.
- Living creatures; inhabitants of the world.
- Beauty of the planet.
- Primordial state; Eden-like place.
- World; inhabitable planet.