What does earth mean?

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Proper noun
  1. Our planet, third out from the Sun; see main entry Earth.
  1. (uncountable) Soil.
  2. (uncountable) Any general rock-based material.
  3. The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).
  4. (Britain) A connection electrically to the earth ((US) ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.
  5. A fox's home or lair.
  6. The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).
  7. (alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  8. (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements.
  9. (Taoism) One of the five basic elements.
  1. (Britain) To connect electrically to the earth.
  2. To bury.
  3. (transitive) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
  4. To burrow.
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