verb (used with object)
- Hunting.to chase (an animal) into its hole or burrow: to run a fox to earth.
- to search out; track down: They ran the fugitive to earth in Algiers.
Origin of earth
Synonyms for earth
Examples from the Web for earthing
Contemporary Examples of earthing
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Historical Examples of earthing
And on the night of the earthing he saw the Fisher close by.The Washer of the Ford
It is usually found best to plant in the fall, earthing up slightly around the plants.
The after-cultivation consists in thorough tillage until the time of handling or earthing up the plants.
The culture is the same as given for celery, except that no earthing or blanching is required.
After being tied in this manner, the plants are sometimes blanched by earthing, as practised with Celery or Cardoons.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
- a connection between an electrical circuit or device and the earth, which is at zero potential
- a terminal to which this connection is madeUS and Canadian equivalent: ground
- to hunt (an animal, esp a fox) to its earth and trap it there
- to find (someone) after searching
Word Origin for earth
Old English eorþe "ground, soil, dry land," also used (along with middangeard) for "the (material) world" (as opposed to the heavens or the underworld), from Proto-Germanic *ertho (cf. Old Frisian erthe "earth," Old Saxon ertha, Old Norse jörð, Middle Dutch eerde, Dutch aarde, Old High German erda, German Erde, Gothic airþa), from PIE root *er- (2) "earth, ground" (cf. Middle Irish -ert "earth"). The earth considered as a planet was so called from c.1400.
see down to earth; ends of the earth; four corners of the earth; move heaven and earth; not have an earthly chance; on earth; run to earth; salt of the earth.