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 ?
and he looked down at the earthen floor of the tent as though expecting it to open and swallow him.
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
Behold him, therefore, at the arched window, with an earthen pipe in his mouth
I was nearly going away without the pie, but I was tempted to mount upon a shelf, to look what it was that was put away so carefully in a covered earthen ware dish in a corner, and I found it was the pie, and I took it, in the hope that it was not intended for early use, and would not be missed for some time.
But Zinita scowled, and jerked at her necklace of beads, breaking the string on which they were threaded, so that the beads rolled upon the black earthen floor this way and that.
Over the lower range of table, the roof, as we have noticed, had no covering; the rough plastered walls were left bare, and the rude earthen floor was uncarpeted; the board was uncovered by a cloth, and rude massive benches supplied the place of chairs.
His bicycle carried him noiselessly on its india-rubber tires to the place by which the hemlock grew and there he saw Gertrude sitting on the low earthen wall that separated the field from the road.
I took these vehicles and soon emptied them all; twenty of them were filled with meat, and ten with liquor; each of the former afforded me two or three good mouthfuls; and I emptied the liquor of ten vessels, which was contained in earthen vials, into one vehicle, drinking it off at a draught; and so I did with the rest.
He had the mysterious juruparis of the Rio Negro Indians, that women are not allowed to look at and that even youths may not see till they have been subjected to fasting and scourging, and the earthen jars of the Peruvians that have the shrill cries of birds, and flutes of human bones such as Alfonso de Ovalle heard in Chile, and the sonorous green jaspers that are found near Cuzco and give forth a note of singular sweetness.
The crowd parted as the woman beckoned Mowgli to her hut, where there was a red lacquered bedstead, a great earthen grain chest with funny raised patterns on it, half a dozen copper cooking pots, an image of a Hindu god in a little alcove, and on the wall a real looking glass, such as they sell at the country fairs.
The great bulls were dancing in the moonlight, leaping in an irregular circle about the flat-topped earthen drum about which three old females sat beating its resounding top with sticks worn smooth by long years of use.
In another moment I had scrambled up the earthen ram- part and stood upon its crest, and the interior of the redoubt was below me.