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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun earth:


Earth is sometimes a misspelling of earths.

The word earth is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun earth

What does earth mean as a name of something?

Earth is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • earth: earths
  • Earth: -

  1. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    • example: the Earth moves around the sun
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of earth: globe / world
    • instance of: terrestrial planet = a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
    • member of: solar system = the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
  2. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    • example: they dug into the earth outside the church
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of earth: ground
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    • more specific terms:
      • moraine = accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
      • diatomaceous earth / kieselguhr / diatomite = a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
      • saprolite = a deposit of clay and disintegrating rock that is found in its original place
      • dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  3. the solid part of the earth's surface
    • example: the earth shook for several minutes
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of earth: dry land / ground / land / solid ground / terra firma
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific terms:
      • archipelago = a group of many islands in a large body of water
      • beachfront = a strip of land running along a beach
      • cape / ness = a strip of land projecting into a body of water
      • coastal plain = a plain adjacent to a coast
      • floor = the ground on which people and animals move about
      • foreland = land forming the forward margin of something
      • timberland / woodland / forest / timber = land that is covered with trees and shrubs
      • island = a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
      • isthmus = a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
      • land mass / landmass = a large continuous extent of land
      • mainland = the main land mass of a country or continent
      • neck = a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
      • oxbow = the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
      • peninsula = a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
      • champaign / field / plain = extensive tract of level open land
      • slash = an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging
      • wonderland = a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
    • instance: America = North America and South America and Central America
    • part of: globe / world = the 3rd planet from the sun
  4. the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
    • example: it was hell on earth
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: location = a point or extent in space
  5. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
    • usage: archaicism / archaism
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: element = one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
  6. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
  7. a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

Alternative definition of the noun earth


  1. [uncountable] Soil.
  2. [uncountable] Any general rock-based material.
  3. The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
  4. [British] A connection electrically to the earth (US ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
  5. A fox's home or lair.
  6. The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
  7. [alchemy] One of the four basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  8. [India, and, Japan] One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  9. [context: Taoist] One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Five Elements).

Definition of the verb earth

What does earth mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: earthed | earthing | earths

  1. hide in the earth like a hunted animal
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic terms: hide / hide out = be or go into hiding
  2. connect to the earth
    • example: earth the circuit
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: ground = connect to a ground


  1. Earth, also known as the World, Terra, or Gaia, is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only celestial body known to accommodate life. The Earth's biodiversity has evolved over hundreds of million years, expanding continually except when punctuated by mass extinctions. It is home to over eight million species. There are over 7.2 billion humans who depend upon its biosphere and minerals. The Earth's human population is divided among about two hundred independent states that interact through diplomacy, conflict, travel, trade, and media.
    • also known as Γη, כדור הארץ, ארץ, Terra, The World, Gaia, world, globe, the Globe, Planet Earth, The Earth, The Blue Planet, Tellus
  2. Earth is a city in Lamb County, West Texas, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,065.

There are other places with in their name, like Blue Earth, Black Earth, Earth lodge, White Earth, Dynamic Earth, Planet Earth?, Low Earth orbit, Red Earth Creek, EARTH University, Blue Earth County, Salt of the Earth, Museum of the Earth, White Earth Township, Museum of Earth History, Blue Earth City Township, White Earth Indian Reservation, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.


Who is Earth?

Earth a.k.a. Thawat Pornrattanaprasert is an actor.


  1. Earth was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001. Their greatest hit, their debut single "Time After Time", peaked at #13 in the Oricon singles chart.
    • members:
      • Yuka Togo (Vocals) between and (4 years)
      • Maya Tomonaga (Vocals) between and (4 years)
      • Sayaka Setoyama (Vocals) between and (4 years)
    • genre: J-pop
    • albums: "Time after time", "Time after time~HIP HOP SOUL version~", "Your song", "Is This Love", "Bright Tomorrow", "MAKE UP YOUR MIND", "Color of Seasons"
  2. Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the guitarist Dylan Carlson. Earth's music is nearly all instrumental, and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning, minimalism, and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's later output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of country, jazz rock, and folk. Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal, with the band's Earth 2 being regarded as a milestone of the genre.
    • members:
    • genres: Doom metal, Experimental music, Post-rock, Minimal music, Heavy metal, Experimental rock
    • albums: "Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version", "Pentastar: In the Style of Demons", "Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword", "HEX; or Printing in the Infernal Method", "Live HEX; in a Large City on the North American Continent", "10 1990", "Divine and Bright", "Extra‐Capsular Extraction", "Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions", "Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars Live", "Hibernaculum", "070796 Live", "The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull", "Legacy of Dissolution", "Radio Earth: Live 2007 2008", "Live Europe 2006", "A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra-Capsular Extraction", "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I", "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II", "Angel Coma", "Earth / KK.Null", "The Peacock Angels Lament / Narasimha", "Tribes of Neurot / Earth", "Primitive and Deadly", "Boa / Cold"
    • official website:
  3. Earth is a musical group.
    • albums: "Star Condemn'd", "The Bleeding Fields"
  4. Earth, initially credited as The Earth, was a British psychedelic music band active from 1968-1969. The band is mainly significant for having caused the band Earth formed by Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi to change the name of their hard-edged blues band Earth to Black Sabbath in order to avoid confusion.
    • also known as The Earth
    • members:
    • albums: "Everybody Sing The Song / Stranger Of Fortune", "Resurrection City / Comical Man"

There are other groups with in their name, like Of Earth, Earth Rot, Pig Earth, Red Earth, Dark Earth, Deep Earth, earth a.d., Earth Inc., Iced Earth, Rare Earth, rare-earth, Twin Earth, Black Earth, Earth Opera, Earth Quake, Earth Today, Barren Earth, Earth & Fire, Earth Crisis.


  1. "Earth" is the third solo album by the Greek artist Vangelis, released in 1973. It is a prime example of the progressive rock of the day. In contrast to Heaven and Hell and some soundtracks by Vangelis from this period, Earth was not released on compact disc in the 1980s — it was not until 1996 that a CD version was made available, and then only in Greece.
  2. "Earth" is a 1978 album by Jefferson Starship. The album was recorded in 1977, with the same band lineup as the previous album, Spitfire. The band had not toured in 1977, partly due to Marty Balin's reluctance to commit fully to the band. The song "Count on Me" became a Top-10 single, peaking at #8. The album itself hit #5 on the Billboard charts. A US and European tour followed which resulted in an audience riot in Germany after the band decided not to play without Grace Slick who was ill. They lost all their guitars and equipment during the riot and played one more tense show on German TV in Hamburg after which Grace left the band for one album. Marty Balin fronted the band for one more show at a Genesis concert at the Knebworth Festival in England using rented equipment. When they returned to the USA drummer John Barbata left the band after a serious car accident. This would be the end of the 1970s line-up and several new members joined the band, as well as a new record producer. Success of this album led to Jefferson Starship being contacted to provide a song for the Star Wars Holiday Special.
  3. "EARTH" is a musical album of Sekai no Owari.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Earth" a.k.a. "1947 Earth" is a musical album of A. R. Rahman, soundtrack.
    • also known as 1947 Earth Soundtrack
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Earth" is a musical EP of Elitist.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Earth" is the second album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on A&M Records in 1989.
  7. "Earth" a.k.a. "Freedom at Point Zero" is a 1979 album by Jefferson Starship. It was the first album for new lead singer Mickey Thomas, and the first after both Marty Balin and Grace Slick left the prior year. Grace rejoined the band for their next album Modern Times in 1981. The single "Jane" peaked on the charts at #14.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (36 years ago)
  8. "Earth" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Earth" is a musical album of Black to Comm.
    • released on
  10. "Earth" is a musical album of Misty in Roots.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  11. "Earth" is a musical album of QlasBeats & Conduct Lionhardt.
    • released on
  12. "Earth" is a musical EP of Amrita Hunjan & Rouge.
    • released on
  13. "Earth" is a musical album of Pictus.
    • released in
  14. "Earth" is a composition.


  1. "Earth" a.k.a. "Chthon" is a science fiction novel by Piers Anthony, originally released in 1967. It was Anthony's first published novel, and was nominated for both the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1967 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968.
  2. "Earth" is a 1990 science fiction novel written by David Brin. The book was nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1991.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1990
    • released in (26 years ago)
    • award:
      • Hugo Award for Best Novel nomination for David Brin
      • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel nomination for David Brin
  3. "Earth" is a book by Stephen Marshak.
    • also known as "Earth: Portrait of a Planet, Second Edition"
    • subjects: Geology, Science
  4. "Earth" a.k.a. "Toka" is part of Sami Frashëri's scientific writings.
    • read more about Toka
  5. "Earth" is a book by Jonathan Lunine.
    • also known as "Earth: evolution of a habitable world"


  1. "Earth" is a 1998 Indian period drama film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India,. Earth is the second installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded by Fire and followed by Water. It was India's Official Entry to Oscars.
  2. "Earth" is a 2007 nature documentary film which depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet. The film begins in the Arctic in January of one year and moves southward, concluding in Antarctica in the December of the same year. Along the way, it features the journeys made by three particular species—the polar bear, African bush elephant and humpback whale—to highlight the threats to their survival in the face of rapid environmental change. A companion piece to the 2006 BBC/Discovery television series Planet Earth, the film uses many of the same sequences, though most are edited differently, and features previously unseen footage.
  3. "Earth" is a 1930 Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko, concerning the process of collectivization and the hostility of Kulak landowners. It is Part 3 of Dovzhenko's "Ukraine Trilogy".
  4. "Earth" is a 1996 Spanish film directed by Julio Médem, starring Carmelo Gómez and Emma Suárez. It was entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
  5. "Earth": Tsuchi, or Earth, is a film directed by Tomu Uchida that was released in 1939. It was the 1940 Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film.
  6. "Earth" is a 1957 Bulgarian drama film directed by Zahari Zhandov. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.
  7. "Earth" is a 2012 documentary short film directed by Victor Asliuk.
    • country: Belarus
    • language: Belarusian language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on
  8. "Earth" a.k.a. "Terra" is a 2013 short drama documentary directed, written and produced by Pedro Lino.
  9. "Earth" is a 2000 film directed by Veikko Aaltonen.
    • also known as Maa, Das Land
    • country: Finland
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released in (16 years ago)


"Earth" is a painting by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

  • completed in (450 years ago)
  • media: oil paint


  1. Earth is one of the classical elements, in some systems numbering four along with air, fire, and water.
    • also known as Earth (classical element)
  2. Earth: Humans from Earth colonize the Spacer and, later, Settler planets; an anti-Earth plot causes the planet's crust to become radioactive, greatly reducing its population. Many small empires rise and fall throughout the Milky Way Galaxy as various worlds trade with and fight each other. Over time one planet, Trantor, founds a true Galactic Empire. By then Earth is only one of millions of member worlds, and the radioactivity makes it a quarantined backwater; by 827 G.E., the setting of Pebble in the Sky, only 20 million people live on Earth. Most non-Earthlings are skeptical of the scholarly theory that the obscure planet is the original home of all humans, believing that humans evolved on many planets simultaneously. By 12000 G.E., the setting of the Foundation series, although many believe that humanity originated on one planet, Earth is one of several candidates.
  3. Earth, is the changing point of the matter. Earth is the third element in the Wu Xing cycle.
  4. Earth: In the Noon Universe created by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky Earth is one of the planets populated by humans as well as their assumed origin. It is identical to the modern Earth except for the fact that it is set in the 22nd century. Earth is particularly described in Noon: 22nd Century, the first book of Noon Universe series.
  5. Earth: The chemical term earths was historically applied to certain chemical substances, once thought to be elements, and this name was borrowed from one of the four classical elements of Plato. "Earths" later turned out to be chemical compounds, albeit difficult to concentrate, such as rare earths and alkaline earths.
  6. Earth is a fictional setting in which the majority of Sonic Team's Sonic the Hedgehog games take place.

Phrases with Earth

Phrases starting with the word Earth:

  1. earth up
  2. Earth Day
  3. earth god
  4. earth wax
  5. earth-god
  6. Earth-Nut
  7. Earth Mass
  8. Earth sign
  9. earth-ball
  10. Earth-Fast
  11. earth color
  12. earth metal
  13. earth plate
  14. Earth-Eater
  15. earth almond
  16. earth closet

Phrases ending with the word Earth:

  1. on earth
  2. Red Earth
  3. rare earth
  4. Super-Earth

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Earth

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Google previewEarth Journal (2010)

1972-2010 by William J. Bly

CERAMICIST: the earth is a potter's wheel. CHILD: the earth is a lollipop from a free store. LOVER: the earth is...

REPAIRMAN: earth is a refrigerator with avast cooling system. OLD SEA...

CHICKEN FARMER: earth is an egg. BRICKLAYER: ...

Google previewMamma's Planet Earth (2011)

by Vanessa Valencia and Edith Rojas

Mamma’s Planet Earth is a beautifully written and illustrated book for children ages eight and under.

Google previewFrom Every Angle (2000)

by CSS Publishing Company

And the psalmist sang, “The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it .

Google previewThe Visual Encyclopedia of Our World - The Universe • Earth • Weather • The Oceans (2007)

EARTH Theexceptional blue planet Like Mercury, Venus, and Mars, Earth is a rocky planet. It is, however, larger and much more active than its neighbors. Along with one of Jupiter's natural satellites Io, it is one of the only places in the solar ...

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Quotes about Earth

earth is hot

very hot...


trees are burn

with hot...

with out fire

even earth hot


fire rain

with hot...

too earth

not only

every summer

every day...

what can i do

my dear earth..? (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of E1A1R1T1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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