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Earth definition

Overview

This page has two definitions of Earth in English. Earth is a proper noun. Also define these 12 related words and terms: third, planet, Solar System, world, human, live, personification, earth, fertile, woman, religion, and goddess.

See also: earth

English

Earth's astronomical symbol
The Earth

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English erthe, from Old English eorþe, from Proto-Germanic *erþō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁er- (earth). More at earth.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Earth (plural Earths)

  1. The third planet of the Solar System; the world upon which humans live.
    • 2012, Ken Adams, Earth 2... It's Where You Go When You Die[1]:
      It's my theory that we'll keep being reborn on as many Earths as it takes until every person gets it exactly right from the moment they are born until the moment they die.
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:Earth.
  2. The personification of the Earth or earth, (chiefly) as a fertile woman or (religion) goddess.

Usage notes

Earth may be used with or without the. Contrast other planets (e.g. Mars, Jupiter) which never take an article, and certain other celestial bodies (e.g. Sun, Moon) which always do.

The capitalized form usually occurs when it is contrasted with the names of other celestial bodies or realms:

From the Earth to the Moon
What is the distance between Earth and Mars?

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See also

Solar System in English · Solar System (layout · text)
Star Sun
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable
moons
Moon Phobos
Deimos
Ganymede
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titan
Rhea
Iapetus
Dione
Tethys
Enceladus
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Triton Charon
Hydra
Nix
Kerberos
Styx
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
(MK2) Dysnomia

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