noun see earthly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Earthliness — Earth li*ness, n. The quality or state of being earthly; worldliness; grossness; perishableness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthliness — earthly ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the earth or human life on the earth. 2) material; worldly. 3) informal used for emphasis; there was no earthly reason to rush. DERIVATIVES earthliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • earthliness — thlēnə̇s, lin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being earthly the deep original materialism or earthliness of human nature itself Walter Pater …   Useful english dictionary

  • earthliness — See earthly. * * * …   Universalium

  • earthliness — n. earthiness, materialism, worldliness, quality of belonging to the earth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earthliness — earth·li·ness …   English syllables

  • earthly — earthliness, n. /errth lee/, adj., earthlier, earthliest. 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. [bef. 1000; ME erth(e)ly, OE eorthlic. See EARTH …   Universalium

  • earth|i|ness — «UR thee nihs», noun. 1. earthy nature or properties: »Mr. Munch and the orchestra gave the three symphonies balanced, vigorous readings in which were that blend of earthiness and sublimity that make Beethoven what he is (New York Times). 2. =… …   Useful english dictionary

  • earthly — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. characteristic of or belonging to this earth b. relating to the human race s actual life on this earth 2. possible < there is no earthly reason for such behavior > • earthliness noun Synonym …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • History of gardening — See also: Category:Landscape design history The history of ornamental gardening may be considered as aesthetic expressions of beauty through art and nature, a display of taste or style in civilized life, an expression of an individual s or… …   Wikipedia

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