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Earth vs. Venus

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Earthproper noun

Our planet, third out from the Sun; see main entry Earth.

‘The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole.’;

Venusnoun

Any of the bivalve molluscs in the genus Venus or family Veneridae.

Earthnoun

(uncountable) Soil.

‘This is good earth for growing potatoes.’;

Venusnoun

The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.

Earthnoun

(uncountable) Any general rock-based material.

‘She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth.’;

Venusnoun

One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.

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Earthnoun

The ground, land (as opposed to the sky or sea).

‘Birds are of the sky, not of the earth.’;

Venusnoun

The metal copper; - probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.

Earthnoun

(British) A connection electrically to the earth (US ground); on equipment: a terminal connected in that manner.

Venusnoun

Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridæ. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.

Earthnoun

A fox's home or lair.

Venusnoun

the second nearest planet to the sun; visible as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; rotates slowly clockwise (in the opposite direction from the normal rotation of the planets);

‘before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer’;

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Earthnoun

The world of our current life (as opposed to heaven or an afterlife).

Venusnoun

goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

Earthnoun

The aforementioned soil- or rock-based material, considered one of the four or five classical elements.

Venusnoun

type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells

Earthverb

To connect electrically to the earth.

‘That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed.’;

Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

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Earthverb

(transitive) To bury.

Earthverb

(transitive) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.

Earthverb

(intransitive) To burrow.

Earthnoun

The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.

‘That law preserves the earth a sphereAnd guides the planets in their course.’; ‘In heaven, or earth, or under earth, in hell.’;

Earthnoun

The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.

‘God called the dry land earth.’; ‘He is pure air and fire, and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him.’;

Earthnoun

The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.

‘Give him a little earth for charity.’;

Earthnoun

A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.

‘Would I had never trod this English earth.’;

Earthnoun

Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.

‘Our weary souls by earth beguiled.’;

Earthnoun

The people on the globe.

‘The whole earth was of one language.’;

Earthnoun

Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.

Earthnoun

A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.

‘They [ferrets] course the poor conies out of their earths.’;

Earthnoun

The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise.

Earthnoun

A plowing.

‘Such land as ye break up for barley to sow,Two earths at the least, ere ye sow it, bestow.’;

Earthverb

To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.

Earthverb

To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; - sometimes with up.

‘The miser earths his treasure, and the thief,Watching the mole, half beggars him ere noon.’; ‘Why this in earthing up a carcass?’;

Earthverb

To burrow.

Earthnoun

the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live;

‘the Earth moves around the sun’; ‘he sailed around the world’;

Earthnoun

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface;

‘they dug into the earth outside the church’;

Earthnoun

the solid part of the earth's surface;

‘the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land’; ‘the earth shook for several minutes’; ‘he dropped the logs on the ground’;

Earthnoun

the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell);

‘it was hell on earth’;

Earthnoun

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Earthnoun

the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife;

‘they consider the church to be independent of the world’;

Earthnoun

a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)

Earthverb

hide in the earth like a hunted animal

Earthverb

connect to the earth;

‘earth the circuit’;

Earthnoun

the planet on which we live; the world

‘the diversity of life on earth’;

Earthnoun

the surface of the world as distinct from the sky or the sea

‘the pilot brought the plane gently back to earth’;

Earthnoun

the present abode of humankind, as distinct from heaven or hell

‘God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven’;

Earthnoun

the substance of the land surface; soil

‘a layer of earth’;

Earthnoun

one of the four elements in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology (considered essential to the nature of the signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn)

‘an earth sign’;

Earthnoun

used in names of stable, dense, non-volatile inorganic substances, e.g. fuller's earth

‘these crayons are made with a mixture of native earths plus softeners such as China clay’;

Earthnoun

the substance of the human body

‘we now commit his body to the ground: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust’;

Earthnoun

electrical connection to the ground, regarded as having zero electrical potential.

‘ensure metal fittings are electrically bonded to earth’;

Earthnoun

the underground lair of a badger or fox.

Earthverb

connect (an electrical device) with the ground

‘the front metal panels must be soundly earthed’;

Earthverb

drive (a fox) to its underground lair.

Earthverb

(of a fox) run to its underground lair.

Earthverb

cover the root and lower stem of a plant with heaped-up earth

‘the stems can be earthed up when the plant is about one foot high’;

Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor and support life. About 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands.

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