There are 2 translations of earth in Spanish:

earth1

Pronunciation: /ɜːrθ; ɜːθ/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 [Astron] [Relig] tierra (f) the earth o Earth la Tierra I'd follow you to the ends of the earth te seguiría hasta el fin del mundo or [literario/literary] los confines de la tierra nothing on earth would make me do it no lo haría por nada del mundo you look like nothing on earth with that new hairdo [colloquial/familiar] ese peinado te queda espantoso to cost the earth (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] costar* un ojo de la cara [familiar/colloquial] to promise the earth prometer el oro y el moro
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (as intensifier) why on earth didn't you warn me? ¿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?
  • 2 u 2.1 (land, the ground) tierra (f) earth, sea and sky tierra, mar y aire to fall to earth caer* a tierra to bring sb (back) down to earth hacer* bajar de las nubes a algn to come down to earth bajar de las nubes, poner* los pies sobre la tierra 2.2 (soil) tierra (f); (before n) [floor/wall] de tierra
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    • 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.
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    • 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 u (BrE) [Elec] tierra (f) the machine needs an earth la máquina necesita una toma de tierra (before n) [cable/wire/terminal] (de toma) de tierra, a tierra (AmL)
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    • 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 c (burrow, hole) madriguera (f) to go to earth [person] esconderse [fox] meterse en la madriguera to run sb/sth to earth dar* con algn/algo
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    • 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.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of earth in Spanish:

earth2

vt

  • (BrE) [Elec] conectar a tierra the appliance must be earthed el aparato debe estar conectado a tierra or (AmL tb) debe hacer tierra
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

earth up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (BrE)

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.