- (Taoism) One of the five basic elements.
- (uncountable) Any general rock-based material.
"She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth."
- A fox's home or lair.
- (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements.
- (uncountable) Soil.
"This is good earth for growing potatoes."
- (Britain) A connection electrically to the earth ((US) ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
- (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
- The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
"Birds are of the sky, not of the earth."
- The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
- Our planet, third out from the Sun; see main entry Earth.
"The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole."
- (transitive) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
- To bury.
- (Britain) To connect electrically to the earth.
"That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed."
- To burrow.