earthen


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earth·en

 (ûr′thən, -thən)
adj.
1. Made of earth or clay: an earthen fortification; an earthen pot.
2. Earthly; worldly.

earthen

(ˈɜːθən)
adj (prenominal)
1. (Ceramics) made of baked clay: an earthen pot.
2. made of earth

earth•en

(ˈɜr θən)

adj.
1. composed of earth.
2. made of baked clay.
3. earthly; worldly.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.earthen - made of earth (or baked clay); "an earthen pot"

earthen

adjective
1. Consisting of or resembling soil:
2. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
Translations
تُرابي
hliněný
jord-keramik-
agyag-
gerîur úr mold
hlinený

earthen

[ˈɜːθən] ADJde tierra; [pot] → de barro

earthen

[ˈɜːrθən] adj
(= earthenware) [jar, vessel] → en terre
[floor] → en terre; [bank, mound] → de terre

earthen

adjirden

earthen

[ˈɜːθn] adj (of earth) → di terra; (of baked clay) → di terracotta

earth

(əːð) noun
1. the third planet in order of distance from the Sun; the planet on which we live. Is Earth nearer the Sun than Mars is?; the geography of the earth.
2. the world as opposed to heaven. heaven and earth.
3. soil. Fill the plant-pot with earth.
4. dry land; the ground. the earth, sea and sky.
5. a burrow or hole of an animal, especially of a fox.
6. (a wire that provides) an electrical connection with the earth.
verb
to connect to earth electrically. Is your washing-machine properly earthed?
ˈearthen adjective
(of a floor etc) made of earth.
ˈearthly adjective
1. of or belonging to this world; not heavenly or spiritual. this earthly life.
2. possible. This gadget has no earthly use.
ˈearthenware noun, adjective
(of) a kind of pottery coarser than china. an earthenware dish.
ˈearthquake noun
a shaking of the earth's surface. The village was destroyed by an earthquake.
ˈearthworm noun
(usually worm) a kind of small animal with a ringed body and no backbone, living in damp earth.
on earth
used for emphasis. What on earth are you doing?; the stupidest man on earth.
run to earth
to find (something or someone) after a long search. He ran his friend to earth in the pub.
References in classic literature ?
In the center of the amphitheater was one of those strange earthen drums which the anthropoids build for the queer rites the sounds of which men have heard in the fastnesses of the jungle, but which none has ever witnessed.
This, therefore, was not my work, but an assistance to my work; for now, as I said, I had a great employment upon my hands, as follows: I had long studied to make, by some means or other, some earthen vessels, which, indeed, I wanted sorely, but knew not where to come at them.
And the poets indeed have been busy with it; for it is in effect the thing, which figured in that strange fiction of the ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian; that Hercules, when he went to unbind Prometheus (by whom human nature is represented), sailed the length of the great ocean, in an earthen pot or pitcher; lively describing Christian resolution, that saileth in the frail bark of the flesh, through the waves of the world.
Tied or trussed like fowls or pigs, they were tumbled on the hard- packed earthen floor, beneath which, shallowly buried, lay the remains of ancient chiefs, while, overhead, in wrappings of grass mats, swung all that was left of several of Bashti's immediate predecessors, his father latest among them and so swinging for two full generations.
She opened the door and stepped across the threshold and onto the cold, damp earthen floor of the passage.
And something awoke in the slumbering heart Of the alien birds in their African air, And they paused, and alighted, and twittered apart, And met in the broad white dreamy square, And the sad slave woman, who lifted up From the fountain her broad-lipped earthen cup, Said to herself, with a weary sigh, "To-morrow the swallows will northward fly.
The fact that the boxes yielded nothing excited Sheldon's suspicions, and he gave orders to dig up the earthen floor.
There sat the man who had traced to their source the mighty ponds of Hampstead, and agitated the scientific world with his Theory of Tittlebats, as calm and unmoved as the deep waters of the one on a frosty day, or as a solitary specimen of the other in the inmost recesses of an earthen jar.
To set up their housekeeping nothing is requisite but two or three earthen pots, a stone to grind meal, and a mat which is the bed.
and he looked down at the earthen floor of the tent as though expecting it to open and swallow him.
This had its effect; for he led me back into the house, and ordered a mare-servant to open a room, where a good store of milk lay in earthen and wooden vessels, after a very orderly and cleanly manner.
It was, indeed, Peppino who was preparing to mount guard as comfortably as possible by seating himself opposite to the door, and placing between his legs an earthen pan, containing chick-pease stewed with bacon.