from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of this earth.
  • adjective Terrestrial; not heavenly or divine.
  • adjective Worldly.
  • adjective Conceivable; possible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the earth or to this world; pertaining to the mundane state of existence: as, earthly objects; earthly residence.
  • Belonging to the earth or world; worldly; carnal, as opposed to spiritual or heavenly; vile.
  • Made of earth; earthy: as, “earthly substance,”
  • Corporeal; not mental.
  • Being or originating on earth; of all things in the world; possible; conceivable: used chiefly as an expletive.
  • Synonyms Terrestrial, mundane, sublunary, etc. See worldly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.
  • adjective Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly
  • adjective Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.
  • adjective obsolete Made of earth; earthy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to the earth or this world, as opposed to heaven.
  • adjective negative, informal Used to put an emphasis
  • noun UK, colloquial A slightest chance (of success etc.) or idea (about something).
  • adverb in an earthy manner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English eorþlīċ, corresponding to earth +‎ -ly.


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