Translation of earth in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (Astronomy, Religion) the earth o Earth I'd follow you to the ends of the earthte seguiría hasta el fin del mundo or [literary] los confines de la tierranothing on earth would make me do itno lo haría por nada del mundoyou look like nothing on earth with that new hairdo [colloquial]ese peinado te queda espantosoto cost the earth (British English) [colloquial]costar un ojo de la cara [colloquial]to promise the earthExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (as intensifier) why on earth didn't you warn me?
- This is because Venus and the Earth orbit the Sun at a slight angle to each other.
- At the side of the Earth nearest the Moon the oceans bulge upwards due to its pull.
- It seems that several of the earlier philosophers had concluded that the Earth is a globe.
¿por qué diablos or demonios no me avisaste?who on earth would come visiting at this time?¿a quién puede ocurrírsele venir de visita a estas horas?
- A new heaven and a new earth will replace the world as we know it today.
- God's reign is already present on our earth in mystery.
- The emphasis that there are heaven and earth founds a distinction between the accessible earth and a transcendent realm that is yet part of the creation.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (land, the ground) earth, sea and sky to fall to earthcaer a tierrato bring somebody (back) down to earthhacer bajar de las nubes a alguiento come down to earthbajar de las nubes2.2 (soil)
poner los pies sobre la tierra(before noun) (floor/wall)
de tierraExample sentences
- The earth plummeted into what appeared to be a succession of bottomless valleys, first on our left, then our right, as we meandered ever upwards.
- As the fat, large drops fell from the heavens and hit the parched earth, the land that had once been in a drought rejoiced, and the angels were glad.
- The fog, a misty white at the very base of the mountain, where trees still grew, gave way to earth and, as earth gave way to sky, sky gave way to storm clouds.
- In this case a motorcyclist was injured in a collision at a junction where visibility was restricted by a bank of earth on land owned by British Rail.
- Veil desperately tried to leap out, but a big clod of earth landed on his head.
- Made of rammed earth - the soil excavated from the site - the wall alleviated the need to buy soil or use wood to fence the property.
- 3 uncountable(British English) (Electricity)the machine needs an earth
tierra (feminine)la máquina necesita una toma de tierra(before noun) (cable/wire/terminal)
(de toma) de tierra
a tierra (Latin America)Example sentences
- It is possible to stop a radio signal leaking into the ground via its earth cable by carefully choosing the height at which the antenna is mounted.
- It has exposed mains voltage solder points on top, no earth connection and one very flimsy and very dull aluminium end.
- Older electrical systems in council flats don't have earth wires.
- 4 countable (burrow, hole) to go to earth (person)esconderse(fox)to run somebody/something to earth
meterse en la madrigueradar con alguien/algoExample sentences
- Many hunts take steps the night before, or early on the day of the hunt, to block up the entrances to earths, badger setts and artificial places such as drains.
- Foxhunters block up earths and badger setts the night before the hunt to ensure that foxes are forced to run until exhausted.
- The night before the hunt, foxhunters cover up any earths and badger setts to make sure that the foxes have to run until exhausted.
- (British English) (Electricity)the appliance must be earthed
conectar a tierrael aparato debe estar conectado a tierra or (in Latin America also) debe hacer tierraExample sentences
- When plugged in, the pump is earthed and I have a little more piece of mind!
- It was only because the bottom of the sheet stuck in the ground and was earthed that James survived.
- They are not able to be earthed, filtered, or shielded electrically.
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