from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of this earth.
  • adj. Terrestrial; not heavenly or divine: earthly existence.
  • adj. Worldly: earthly delights; one's earthly possessions.
  • adj. Conceivable; possible: no earthly meaning whatever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the earth or this world, as opposed to heaven.
  • adj. Used to put an emphasis
  • n. A slightest chance (of success etc.) or idea (about something).
  • adv. in an earthy manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. 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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