[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.
noun 1. a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing. noun 1. a trumpet-shaped instrument that amplifies sounds and is held to the ear: an old form of hearing aid
noun 1. a tuft of long feathers above the eyes of some owls and other birds that becomes erect when the bird is excited or afraid but is not used in hearing.
[eer-waks] /ˈɪərˌwæks/ noun 1. a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen. /ˈɪəˌwæks/ noun 1. the nontechnical name for cerumen n. late 14c., from ear (n.1) + wax (n.). earwax ear·wax (ēr’wāks’) n. A waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear; cerumen.
[eer-wig] /ˈɪərˌwɪg/ noun 1. any of numerous elongate, nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, having a pair of large, movable pincers at the rear of the abdomen. verb (used with object), earwigged, earwigging. 2. to fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations. /ˈɪəˌwɪɡ/ noun 1. any of various insects of the order Dermaptera, esp […]