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Definition 1: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for earth in the sense of this definition

(earth is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(earth belongs to category ...) a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons

Definition 2: the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they consider the church to be independent of the world

Synonyms for earth in the sense of this definition

(earth is a kind of ...) something that interests you because it is important or affects you

"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

Definition 3: the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was hell on earth

(earth is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 4: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on - [noun denoting object]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Earth moves around the sun
  • he sailed around the world

Synonyms for earth in the sense of this definition

(earth is an instance of ...) a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system

(... is a member of earth) the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field

Definition 5: the solid part of the earth's surface - [noun denoting object]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
  • the earth shook for several minutes
  • he dropped the logs on the ground

Synonyms for earth in the sense of this definition

(earth is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of earth ) a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

(... is a kind of earth ) a large continuous extent of land

(... is a kind of earth ) the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

(... is a kind of earth ) a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

(... is a kind of earth ) the land inside an oxbow bend in a river

(... is a kind of earth ) a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

(... is a kind of earth ) extensive tract of level open land

"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"

(... is a kind of earth ) an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

(... is a kind of earth ) a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

(... is a kind of earth ) land that is covered with trees and shrubs

(... is a kind of earth ) a group of many islands in a large body of water

(... is a kind of earth ) a strip of land running along a beach

(... is a kind of earth ) a strip of land projecting into a body of water

(... is a kind of earth ) a plain adjacent to a coast

(... is a kind of earth ) the ground on which people and animals move about

"the fire spared the forest floor"

(... is a kind of earth ) land forming the forward margin of something

(... is a kind of earth ) a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder

(... is an instance of earth) North America and South America and Central America

(... is part of earth) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

"the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

Definition 6: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they dug into the earth outside the church

Synonyms for earth in the sense of this definition

(earth is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of earth ) accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier

(... is a kind of earth ) a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material

(... is a kind of earth ) a deposit of clay and disintegrating rock that is found in its original place

(... is a kind of earth ) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

Definition 7: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) - [noun denoting substance]

(earth is a kind of ...) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

"the alchemists believed that there were four elements"

(earth is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 8: connect to the earth - [verb of contact]

Samples where earth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • earth the circuit

(earth is a kind of ...) connect to a ground

"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

Definition 9: hide in the earth like a hunted animal - [verb of perception]

(earth is a kind of ...) be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety

"Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding" "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"

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