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Earth vs. World

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Main Difference

The main difference between Earth and World is that the Earth is a third planet from the Sun in the Solar System and World is a planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization.

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  • Earth (proper noun)

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

    "The astronauts saw the earth from the porthole."

  • Earth (noun)

    Soil.

    "This is good earth for growing potatoes."

  • Earth (noun)

    Any general rock-based material.

    "She sighed when the plane's wheels finally touched earth."

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "Birds are of the sky, not of the earth."

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

    A fox's home or lair.

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (verb)

    To connect electrically to the earth.

    "That noise is because the amplifier is not properly earthed."

  • Earth (verb)

    To bury.

  • Earth (verb)

    To burrow.

  • World (noun)

    Human collective existence; existence in general.

    "There will always be lovers, till the world’s end."

  • World (noun)

    The Earth.

    "People are dying of starvation all over the world."

  • World (noun)

    A planet, especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.

    "Our mission is to travel the galaxy and find new worlds."

  • World (noun)

    A very large extent of country.

    "the New World"

  • World (noun)

    A realm, such as planet, containing one or multiple societies of beings, specially intelligent ones.

    "the world of Narnia; the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; a zombie world"

  • World (noun)

    The part of an operating system distributed with the kernel, consisting of the shell and other programs.

  • World (noun)

    A subdivision of a game, consisting of a series of stages or levels that usually share a similar environment or theme.

    "Have you reached the boss at the end of the ice world?"

    "There's a hidden warp to the next world down this pipe."

  • World (noun)

    The twenty-second trump or major arcana card of the tarot.

  • World (noun)

    A great amount.

    "Taking a break from work seems to have done her a world of good."

    "You're going to be in a world of trouble when your family finds out."

    "a world of difference; a world of embarrassment"

  • World (noun)

    Age, era

  • World (verb)

    To consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.

  • World (verb)

    To make real; to make worldly.

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  • Earth (noun)

    the planet on which we live; the world

    "the diversity of life on earth"

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "the pilot brought the plane gently back to earth"

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

  • Earth (noun)

    the substance of the land surface; soil

    "a layer of earth"

  • Earth (noun)

    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"

  • Earth (noun)

    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"

  • Earth (noun)

    the substance of the human body

    "we now commit his body to the ground: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust"

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "ensure metal fittings are electrically bonded to earth"

  • Earth (noun)

    the underground lair of a badger or fox.

  • Earth (verb)

    connect (an electrical device) with the ground

    "the front metal panels must be soundly earthed"

  • Earth (verb)

    drive (a fox) to its underground lair.

  • Earth (verb)

    (of a fox) run to its underground lair.

  • Earth (verb)

    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"

  • World (noun)

    the earth, together with all of its countries and peoples

    "it's a wonderful world"

    "he was doing his bit to save the world"

  • World (noun)

    all of the people and societies on the earth

    "the whole world hates a Monday"

  • World (noun)

    denoting one of the most important people or things of their class

    "a world superstar"

  • World (noun)

    another planet like the earth

    "the possibility of life on other worlds"

  • World (noun)

    a particular region or group of countries

    "the English-speaking world"

  • World (noun)

    a particular period of history

    "the ancient world"

  • World (noun)

    a particular group of living things

    "the animal world"

  • World (noun)

    all that relates to a particular sphere of activity

    "they were a legend in the world of British theatre"

    "the news shocked the football world"

  • World (noun)

    one's life and activities

    "he felt his whole world had collapsed"

  • World (noun)

    human and social interaction

    "he has almost completely withdrawn from the world"

  • World (noun)

    secular or material matters as opposed to spiritual ones

    "parents are not viewed as the primary educators of their own children, either in the world or in the Church"

  • World (noun)

    a stage of human life, either mortal or after death

    "in this world and the next"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Earth (noun)

    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.

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

    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.

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

    The people on the globe.

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

    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.

  • Earth (noun)

    A plowing.

  • Earth

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

  • Earth

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

  • Earth (verb)

    To burrow.

  • World (noun)

    The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.

  • World (noun)

    Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human interests; as, a plurality of worlds.

  • World (noun)

    The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.

  • World (noun)

    In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world.

  • World (noun)

    The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.

  • World (noun)

    Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.

  • World (noun)

    The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.

  • World (noun)

    The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven; concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come; the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs; engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind.

  • World (noun)

    As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.

Webster Dictionary
  • Earth (noun)

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

    "the Earth moves around the sun"

    "he sailed around the world"

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "they dug into the earth outside the church"

  • Earth (noun)

    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"

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "it was hell on earth"

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (noun)

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

    "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

  • Earth (noun)

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

  • Earth (verb)

    hide in the earth like a hunted animal

  • Earth (verb)

    connect to the earth;

    "earth the circuit"

  • World (noun)

    all of the inhabitants of the earth;

    "all the world loves a lover"

    "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

  • World (noun)

    everything that exists anywhere;

    "they study the evolution of the universe"

    "the biggest tree in existence"

  • World (noun)

    all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you;

    "his world was shattered"

    "we live in different worlds"

    "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

  • World (noun)

    people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest;

    "the Western world"

  • World (noun)

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

    "the Earth moves around the sun"

    "he sailed around the world"

  • World (noun)

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

    "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

  • World (noun)

    a part of the earth that can be considered separately;

    "the outdoor world"

    "the world of insects"

  • World (noun)

    people in general considered as a whole;

    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

  • World (adjective)

    involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope;

    "global war"

    "global monetary policy"

    "neither national nor continental but planetary"

    "a world crisis"

    "of worldwide significance"

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