earth

earth
earth1 [ ɜrθ ] noun ***
1. ) Earth or earth singular or uncount the planet on which we live:
the planet Earth
the Earth: The Moon goes around the Earth.
the Earth's surface
on Earth: They studied life on Earth in all its forms.
a ) on/from the face of the earth on/from the whole of the earth:
These magnificent animals had vanished from the face of the earth.
2. ) the earth the land on which we live:
They felt the earth shaking beneath their feet.
a ) uncount the substance in which plants grow that covers most of the land: SOIL:
a pile of damp earth
The floor was bare earth.
3. ) count a hole in the ground where an animal such as a FOX lives
4. ) singular BRITISH GROUND in an electrical system
bring someone back down to earth (with a bump)
to make someone suddenly remember the real situation or things they have to do, after they have been so happy or excited that they forgot
come down/back to earth
to start normal life again after a time of great excitement or happiness
cost/pay the earth BRITISH INFORMAL
to cost/pay a very large amount of money
on earth
1. ) used for emphasizing that someone or something is the best, worst, biggest, etc. in the world:
The Great Wall is the largest man-made structure on earth.
2. ) nothing/nowhere etc. on earth used for adding emphasis to negative statements:
Nothing on earth could get me to speak to her.
There is no reason on earth why we shouldn't just leave.
3. ) what/why/how/where on earth SPOKEN used for adding emphasis to questions:
What on earth do you mean?
Why on earth would I want to work for you?
4. ) like nothing on earth INFORMAL very good or very bad:
The sound effects are like nothing on earth.
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earth
earth 2 [ ɜrθ ] verb transitive BRITISH
to GROUND a piece of electrical equipment

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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