[ur-thee] /ˈɜr θi/
adjective, earthier, earthiest.
of the nature of or consisting of or soil.
characteristic of :
an earthy smell.
coarse or unrefined:
an earthy sense of humor.
direct; robust; unaffected:
an earthy, generous woman.
(of a mineral) having a dull luster and rough to the touch.
Archaic. worldly; pertaining to the .
adjective earthier, earthiest
of, composed of, or characteristic of earth
robust, lusty, or uninhibited
unrefined, coarse, or crude
an archaic word for worldly (sense 1)
(electrical engineering) on the earthed side of an electrical circuit, but not necessarily with a direct current connection to earth
1550s, from earth + -y (2). Figurative sense of “coarse, unrefined” is from 1590s. Related: Earthiness.
[urth] /ɜrθ/ noun 1. (often initial capital letter) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 miles (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 miles (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million miles (149.6 million km), and a period of revolution of 365.26 days, […]
[urth-lahyt] /ˈɜrθˌlaɪt/ noun, Astronomy. 1. . /ˈɜːθˌlaɪt/ noun 1. another name for earthshine n. 1833, from earth + light (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel.
[urth-lee] /ˈɜrθ li/ adjective, earthlier, earthliest. 1. of or relating to the , especially as opposed to heaven; worldly. 2. possible or conceivable: an invention of no earthly use to anyone. /ˈɜːθlɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. of or characteristic of the earth as opposed to heaven; material or materialistic; worldly 2. (usually used with a […]
[urth-ling] /ˈɜrθ lɪŋ/ noun 1. an inhabitant of ; mortal. 2. . /ˈɜːθlɪŋ/ noun 1. (esp in poetry or science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth; human being n. Old English yrþling “plowman” (see earth + -ling); the sense of “inhabitant of the earth” is from 1590s. Earthman was originally (1860) “a demon who lives […]