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Another word for earth

  1. The human race

      1. Human nature, esp. in its sensual aspect
      2. The human body, as distinguished from the soul
      3. The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate, covering the bones and consisting mainly of skeletal muscle and fat:
      1. All human beings; mankind
      2. The modern species of humans, the only extant species of the primate tribe Hominini.
      3. The scientific name for the only living species of human
      1. The fact or quality of being human; human nature
      2. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.
      3. Humans considered as a group; the human race.
      1. The human race; mankind
      1. (Slang) A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the:
      2. (Informal) Used as a familiar form of address for a man:
      3. A male representative, as of a country or company:
      1. Men as opposed to women.
      2. All human males; the male sex
      3. The human race; humankind.
      1. A field or sphere, as of thought or activity, regarded as a distinct, comprehensive system
      2. The totality of all the things that exist; creation; the cosmos
      3. The world, or earth, as the scene of human activity
      1. Humankind considered as social beings; human society:
      2. Individual experience, outlook, etc.
      3. Secular life and its concerns:
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Another word for earth

  1. The world

  2. The earthly crust

      1. (Mining) The gravel, soil, etc. from which gold is separated by washing or panning
      2. Material, such as gravel or slag, from which metal is extracted in mining.
      3. Earth or garden soil
      1. Ground or earth
      2. Country; land:
      3. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      1. (Popularly) Any rich, dark soil
      2. A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
      3. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
      1. Alternative spelling of hummus.
      2. A brown or black substance resulting from the partial decay of plant and animal matter; organic part of the soil
      3. A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.
      1. Moist sticky earth; mud.
      2. Soil composed of mineral particles of very small size
      3. A firm, fine-grained earth, plastic when wet, composed chiefly of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals: it is produced by the chemical decomposition of rocks or the deposit of fine rock particles in water and is used in the manufacture of bricks, pottery, and other ceramics
      1. An unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments or pebbles.
      2. (Med.) A deposit of small concretions that form in the kidneys or gallbladder and that may be retained, passed on to the urinary bladder, or passed from the body
      3. A loose mixture of pebbles and rock fragments coarser than sand, often mixed with clay, etc.
      1. A tract or area of sand; beach, etc.
      2. Loose, gritty particles of eroded or weathered rock, varying in size from about116 mm to 2 mm in diameter, usually deposited along the shores of bodies of water, in riverbeds, or in deserts
      3. A tract of land covered with sand, as a beach or desert.
      1. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      2. An area of land designated for a particular purpose:
      3. The soil of the earth; earth; land
      1. Firm earth; solid ground
      2. Solid ground; dry land.
      1. The solid ground of the earth.
      2. The raised portion of a grooved surface, as on a phonograph record.
      3. Ground or soil:
      1. An area of land; ground:
      2. Ground or a tract of ground, esp. with regard to its natural or topographical features or fitness for some use
      3. The surface features of an area of land; topography:
      1. Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments:
      2. Wet, soft, sticky earth
      3. Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
      1. A moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth.
      2. Dark fertile soil containing decaying vegetable matter.
      3. Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining.
      1. The most fertile soil, easiest to start new plants in.
      2. Earth of a dark and rich type, for use in growing plants, a lawn, etc.
      3. The upper layer of soil; surface soil
      1. Any moss which forms peat, esp. sphagnum
      2. Any peat composed of residues of mosses, used chiefly as mulch
      3. Peat composed of moss, usually sphagnum.
      1. The material, such as earth or gravel, used for this.
      2. Material for filling a container, cavity, or passage.
      3. A piece of land artificially raised to a required level, as a railroad embankment
      1. A mixture; compound
      2. Decayed organic matter used as a soil fertilizer and made variously from grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps, manure, etc. that are combined and allowed to decompose in a pile (compost heap) or bin
      1. One's own territory or domain
      2. (Informal) A neighborhood area regarded by a street gang as its own territory to be defended against other gangs
      3. A surface layer of earth containing a dense growth of grass and its matted roots; sod.
      1. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
      2. Any of various filamentous fungi, generally a circular colony having a woolly or furry appearance, that grow on the surface of organic matter and contribute to its disintegration.
      3. (Archaic) Earth or ground
      1. Soil, clay, silt or gravel deposited by flowing water, as it slows, in a river bed, delta, estuary or flood plain
      1. Any loose, earthy, crumbly deposit
      2. A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is sometimes found under desert sands and used as fertilizer for lime-deficient soils.
      3. (Geol.) A soft, crumbly mixture of clay, sand, and limestone in varying proportions, typically containing shell fragments
      1. An area having a preponderance of a particular rock or rock groups.
      2. (Geology) A block of the Earth's crust that differs from the surrounding material, and is separated from it by faults.
      3. A region where a specific rock or group of rocks predominates
      1. A portion of space having length and breadth but no thickness.
      2. (Mathematics) The boundary of a three-dimensional figure.
      3. A material layer constituting such a boundary.
      1. The layer or bed of earth beneath the topsoil.
      2. The layer of soil beneath the topsoil
      1. Land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
      2. Land as opposed to water:
      3. The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast.
      1. (Obsolete) The frontier or border of a country.
      2. Land alongside the sea; seashore
      3. The water near this land:
      1. The region or zone between the limits of high and low tides.
      2. A region along the shore
      3. A coastal region; a shore.
      1. (--- Geology) A concentration of mineral matter or sediment in a layer, vein, or pocket:
      2. (--- Physiology) An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid or mineral, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
      3. (--- Geol., Mining) Sand, clay, mineral masses, etc. deposited by the action of wind, water, volcanic eruption, or ice
      1. A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
      2. A piece of church land forming part or all of a benefice
      3. (Archaic) The soil or earth; land.

Synonym Study

  • World is equivalent to earth , esp. as relates to human activities, but is sometimes a generalized synonym for universe
  • Universe refers to the whole system of planets, stars, space, etc. and to everything that exists in it
  • Earth is applied to the globe or planet we live on, but in religious use is opposed to heaven or hell