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Synonyms of 'earth'

(noun) 
Definition
the planet that we live on, the third planet from the sun, the only one on which life is known to exist
The space shuttle returned safely to earth today.
Synonyms
world
It's a beautiful part of the world.
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planet
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globe
delicacies from every corner of the globe
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sphere
The cactus will form a large sphere crested with golden thorns.
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orb
The moon's orb shone high in the sky.
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earthly sphere
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terrestrial sphere
(noun) 
Definition
the part of the surface of this planet that is not water
The earth shook under our feet.
Synonyms
ground
We slid down the roof and dropped to the ground.
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land
It isn't clear whether the plane went down over land or sea.
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dry land
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terra firma
(noun) 
Definition
the soil in which plants grow
The road winds through parched earth, scrub and cactus.
Synonyms
soil
regions with sandy soils
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ground
the marshy ground of the river delta
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dust
Your trousers will get dirty if you sit down in the dust.
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mould
If the soil is very dry or in poor condition, dig in some leaf-mould or compost before planting.
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dirt
They all sit on the dirt in the shade of a tree.
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turf
Lift the turfs carefully – they can be reused elsewhere.
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topsoil
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loam

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Quotation

To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night [Archibald MacLeishRiders on Earth]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of dirt
Definition
loose earth
They all sit on the dirt in the shade of a tree.
Synonyms
loam,
loam
in the sense of dust
Definition
small dry particles of earth, sand, or dirt
Your trousers will get dirty if you sit down in the dust.
Synonyms
in the sense of globe
Definition
the earth
delicacies from every corner of the globe
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