- The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in
distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the
dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of
- The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction
from the air or water; the dry land.
- The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of
the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds,
including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable
to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground;
as, loose earth; rich earth.
- A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
- Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the
pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
- The people on the globe.
- Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina,
zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
- A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime,
magnesia, strontia, ba - To burrow. - To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a
burrow or den.
- To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; --
sometimes with up.