earth

noun
1 the world
ADJECTIVE
the entire, the whole
VERB + EARTH
circle, orbit

satellites orbiting the earth

create
destroy
protect, save
inhabit

humans and other species that inhabit the earth

roam, walk, wander

when dinosaurs roamed the earth

She's the most beautiful woman to ever walk this earth.

a lost spirit, wandering the earth

rule

Dinosaurs ruled the earth for hundreds of millions of years.

hit, reach

the last asteroid that hit the earth

leave

No one knows what happens to us after we leave this earth.

EARTH + VERB
orbit sth, revolve, rotate, spin

The earth orbits the sun.

The earth revolves on its axis.

EARTH + NOUN
history, sciences
scientist
orbit
PREPOSITION
above the earth

We are flying at 30 000 feet above the earth.

around the earth, round the earth (esp. BrE)

the moon's orbit around the earth

on (the) earth

The island was there before there was life on earth.

to earth

The astronauts were able to send the information back to earth.

PHRASES
inherit the earth

The Bible says the meek will inherit the earth.

(the) planet earth

the future of life on planet Earth

the centre/center of the earth, the surface of the earth
the earth's atmosphere, core, surface, etc.
2 the ground; soil
ADJECTIVE
bare

There was nothing but bare earth to be seen.

fertile
barren, infertile
rich
soft
hard, solid
dry, parched
damp, moist, wet
cold, frozen
warm
fresh, freshly dug
loose

I filled the pot with a handful of loose earth.

baked (esp. BrE)

The sun beat down on the baked earth.

scorched

The wreckage of the plane was scattered across the scorched earth.

the retreating army's scorched earth policy (= to set fire to crops, buildings, etc.).

chalky, sandy
dark
… OF EARTH
clod, clump, lump

My boots were caked in big clods of wet earth.

EARTH + VERB
shake, tremble
EARTH + NOUN
bank, mound

I scrambled to the top of the steep earth bank.

tremor

Furniture fell over as the room was shaken by an earth tremor.

PREPOSITION
in the earth

The plants must have their roots in the earth.

under the earth

in mines deep under the earth


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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