What is earth?

  • (noun): The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
    Example: "They dug into the earth outside the church"
    Synonyms: ground
    See also — Additional definitions below

Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world, the Blue Planet, or by its Latin name, Terra.

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Some articles on earth:

2004 AS1
... also known by the temporary name AL00667, is a near-Earth asteroid, first discovered on January 13, 2004, by the LINEAR project ... on the web by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) suggesting an imminent collision with Earth on or about January 15 with a likelihood of 14 ... of 12 Gm (or 32 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon), posing no threat ...
2004 FH
2004 FH is a near-Earth asteroid that was discovered on March 15, 2004, by the NASA-funded LINEAR asteroid survey ... is roughly 30 metres in diameter and passed just 43,000 km (27,000 mi) above the Earth's surface on March 18, 2004, at 2208 UTC making it the 11th closest approach to Earth ... For comparison, geostationary satellites orbit Earth at 35,790 km ...
Gravitational Constant - The GM Product
... astronomical body such as the Sun or the Earthβ€”is known as the standard gravitational parameter and is denoted ... Also, for celestial bodies such as the Earth and the Sun, the value of the product GM is known more accurately than each factor independently ... For Earth, using MβŠ• as the symbol for the mass of the Earth, we have Calculations in celestial mechanics can also be carried out using the unit of solar mass rather than the standard SI unit ...
Earth - Cultural Viewpoint
... Main article Earth in culture The standard astronomical symbol of the Earth consists of a cross circumscribed by a circle ... System, humankind did not begin to view the Earth as a moving object in orbit around the Sun until the 16th century ... Earth has often been personified as a deity, in particular a goddess ...
Persephone - Greek Mythology - Abduction Myth
... field when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth ... Demeter, when she found her daughter had disappeared, searched for her all over the earth with torches ... In most versions she forbids the earth to produce, or she neglects the earth and in the depth of her despair she causes nothing to grow ...

More definitions of "earth":

  • (verb): Connect to the earth.
    Example: "Earth the circuit"
  • (noun): The abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell).
    Example: "It was hell on earth"
  • (noun): Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
  • (noun): A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage).
    Synonyms: ground
  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "The Earth moves around the sun"
    Synonyms: world, globe
  • (verb): Hide in the earth like a hunted animal.

Famous quotes containing the word earth:

    When he painted a road, the roadmakers were there in his imagination. When he painted the turned earth of a ploughed field, the gesture of the blade turning the earth was included in his own act. Wherever he looked he saw the labour of existence; and this labour, recognized as such, was what constituted reality for him.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    That air would disappear from the whole earth in time, perhaps; but long after his day. He did not know just when it had become so necessary to him, but he had come back to die in exile for the sake of it. Something soft and wild and free, something that whispered to the ear on the pillow, lightened the heart, softly, softly picked the lock, slid the bolts, and released the prisoned spirit of man into the wind, into the blue and gold, into the morning, into the morning!
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    What angels invented these splendid ornaments, these rich conveniences, this ocean of air above, this ocean of water beneath, this firmament of earth between? this zodiac of lights, this tent of dropping clouds, this striped coat of climates, this fourfold year?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)