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noun earth pronunciation in British English /ɜː(r)θ/
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  1. 1

    Earth

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    earth

    [singular/uncountable] the planet on which we live
    the planet Earth
    the Earth: The Moon goes round the Earth.
    the Earth’s surface
    on Earth: They studied life on Earth in all its forms.
  2. 2

    the earth

    the land on which we live
    They felt the earth shaking beneath their feet.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the substance in which plants grow that covers most of the land
      a pile of damp earth
      The floor was bare earth.
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