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earth

noun [U]  us   /ɜrθ/

earth noun [U] (PLANET)

the planet third in order of distance from the sun, after Venus and before Mars; the world on which we live: Earth looks incredibly beautiful from space. His trainer called him the greatest boxer on earth (= in the world).

earth noun [U] (SUBSTANCE)

the loose substance of which a large part of the surface of the ground is made, and in which plants can grow; the land surface of the earth rather than the sky or sea: The plowed earth looked dark and fertile.
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