earth Definition

  • 1the planet we live on
  • 2soil or dirt from the ground
  • 3the substance that plants grow in

Using earth: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "earth" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours.

  • Example

    She dug a hole in the earth to plant the flowers.

  • Example

    The earth is rich in minerals and natural resources.

  • Example

    The farmer tilled the earth to prepare for planting.

earth Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for earth

Phrases with earth

  • practical and realistic


    She has a down-to-earth approach to problem-solving.

  • to do everything possible to achieve a goal


    He moved heaven and earth to get the job done on time.

  • a good, honest, and unpretentious person


    She's the salt of the earth, always willing to help others.


Summary: earth in Brief

The term 'earth' [ɜːrθ] refers to the planet we live on, as well as soil or dirt from the ground and the substance that plants grow in. It is used in phrases like 'down to earth,' meaning practical and realistic, and 'salt of the earth,' referring to a good, honest, and unpretentious person.

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