1 : the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
2 : disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
3 : a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
4 : the land on which real estate is located
5 : a part of the earth that can be considered separately
6 : the solid part of the earth's surface
7 : the territory occupied by a nation
8 : territory over which rule or control is exercised
9 : people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
10 : the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
11 : the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
12 : the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
13 : once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
14 : agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
15 : an object with a spherical shape
16 : United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
17 : the state of being covered with unclean things
1 : connect to the earth
2 : reach or come to rest
3 : arrive on shore
4 : cause to come to the ground
5 : bring into a different state