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earth·ly

 (ûrth′lē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of this earth.
2.
a. Terrestrial; not heavenly or divine: earthly existence.
b. Worldly: earthly delights; one's earthly possessions.
3. Conceivable; possible: no earthly meaning whatever.

earth′li·ness n.

earthly

(ˈɜːθlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. of or characteristic of the earth as opposed to heaven; material or materialistic; worldly
2. (usually used with a negative) informal conceivable or possible; feasible (in such phrases as not an earthly (chance), etc)
ˈearthliness n

earth•ly

(ˈɜrθ li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. of or pertaining to the earth, esp. as opposed to heaven; worldly.
2. possible or conceivable: an invention of no earthly use to anyone.
[before 1000]
earth′li•ness, n.
syn: earthly, terrestrial, worldly, mundane refer to that which is concerned with the earth literally or figuratively. earthly now almost always implies a contrast to that which is heavenly: earthly pleasures; our earthly home. terrestrial applies to the earth as a planet or to land as opposed to water: the terrestrial globe; terrestrial areas. worldly is commonly used in the sense of being devoted to the vanities, cares, advantages, or gains of physical existence to the exclusion of spiritual interests or the afterlife: worldly success; worldly standards. mundane is a formal equivalent of worldly and suggests that which is bound to the earth, is not exalted, and therefore is commonplace: mundane pursuits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
mortal - subject to death; "mortal beings"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
worldly, secular, temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god

earthly

adjective
2. sensual, worldly, base, physical, gross, low, fleshly, bodily, vile, sordid, carnal He has forsworn all earthly pleasures for the duration of a season.
3. (Informal) possible, likely, practical, feasible, conceivable, imaginable What earthly reason would they have for lying?

earthly

adjective
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
2. Capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined:
Idioms: humanly possible, within the bounds of possibility.
Translations
أَرْضيمُمْكِـن
jordiskverdslig
földisemmi néven nevezendõ
jarîneskurmögulegur
pozemský
dünyevîmaddîmümkün

earthly

[ˈɜːθlɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= terrestrial) → terrenal; (= worldly) → mundano
earthly paradiseparaíso m terrenal
2. (= possible) there is no earthly reason to thinkno existe razón alguna para pensar ...
it's of no earthly useno sirve para nada
B. N (Brit) he hasn't an earthlyno tiene posibilidad alguna, no tiene ninguna esperanza

earthly

[ˈɜːrθli] adj
(on earth) [life] → terrestre earthly paradise
(used for emphasis) no earthly reason (= no reason at all) → aucune raison, pas la moindre raison
There is no earthly reason to think → Il n'y a absolument aucune raison de penser que ..., Il n'y a pas la moindre raison de penser que ...earthly paradise nparadis m terrestre

earthly

adj
(= of this world)irdisch
(inf: = possible) there is no earthly reason to think …es besteht nicht der geringste Grund für die Annahme; there’s no earthly reason why …es gibt nicht den geringsten Grund, warum …; this thing is of no earthly usedas Ding hat nicht den geringsten Nutzen
n (inf) she doesn’t stand an earthlysie hat nicht die geringste Chance

earthly

[ˈɜːθlɪ] adjterreno/a
earthly paradise → paradiso terrestre
there is no earthly reason to think ... → non vi è nessunissima ragione di pensare...
it's of no earthly use → non serve assolutamente a nulla

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 ?
This earthly is it that hath too much patience with you, ye blasphemers!
For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heart-woes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.
I have heard her scolded as though she were any ordinary earthly housemaid, and I have seen the butcher's boy trying to flirt with her without a touch of reverence.
But Levin was in love, and so it seemed to him that Kitty was so perfect in every respect that she was a creature far above everything earthly; and that he was a creature so low and so earthly that it could not even be conceived that other people and she herself could regard him as worthy of her.
An earthly despotism would be the absolutely perfect earthly government, if the conditions were the same, namely, the despot the perfectest individual of the human race, and his lease of life perpetual.
There was but one earthly affection in my breast, and it had grown calmer since my youth; so that I was satisfied to bring Martha to be my sister, in our new abode.
She differed from the others in no feature that was appreciable to my earthly eyes, in fact all Mahars look alike to me: but when she crossed the arena after the balance of her female subjects had found their bowlders, she was preceded by a score of huge Sagoths, the largest I ever had seen, and on either side of her waddled a huge thipdar, while behind came another score of Sagoth guardsmen.
Not since that other March night in 1866, when I had stood without that Arizona cave in which my still and lifeless body lay wrapped in the similitude of earthly death had I felt the irresistible attraction of the god of my profession.
amid the earnest woes That crowd around my earthly path --(Drear path, alas
These latter add a most ferocious appearance to an otherwise fearsome and terrible countenance, as the lower tusks curve upward to sharp points which end about where the eyes of earthly human beings are located.
He was conscious of an aloofness from everything earthly and a strange and joyous lightness of existence.
Mischief will come of it -- Mischief to Michael Vanstone -- which is of no earthly consequence: mischief to Me -- which is a truly serious matter.