Definition of earth verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

earth

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɜːθ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrθ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they earth
BrE BrE//ɜːθ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrθ//
 
he / she / it earths
BrE BrE//ɜːθs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrθs//
 
past simple earthed
BrE BrE//ɜːθt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrθt//
 
past participle earthed
BrE BrE//ɜːθt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrθt//
 
-ing form earthing
BrE BrE//ˈɜːθɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrθɪŋ//
 
Electronics
 
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(British English) (North American English ground) [usually passive] earth something to make electrical equipment safe by connecting it to the ground with a wire See related entries: Electronics Word Origin Old English eorthe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aarde and German Erde.