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English definition of “earth”

earth

noun (GROUND)    /ɜːθ/ US  /ɝːθ/
B2 [S or U] the land surface of the world rather than the sky or sea: The earth was shaking and people rushed out of their houses in panic. He had enjoyed the voyage but was happy to feel the earth beneath his feet once more. B2 the usually brown, heavy and loose substance of which a large part of the surface of the ground is made, and in which plants can grow: The ploughed earth looked rich and dark and fertile.Soil
(Definition of earth noun (GROUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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