- adjective /ˈərθən/
A hundred earthen dwellings stood on the margin of the lake...
... the Godfathers and Godmothers follow into the midst of the Church, where there is a small table ready set, and on it an earthen pot ful of warme water, ...
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earthen — earthen, earthly, earthy Earthen is used only in the physical sense ‘made of earth’ (either soil, or clay as in earthenware): • No city or government wants to build earthen structures or allow them to be built New Scientist, 1971. Earthly has two … Modern English usage
Earthen — Earth en ([ e]rth n), a. Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
earthen — (adj.) early 13c., made of earth; see EARTH (Cf. earth) + EN (Cf. en) (2). Not attested in O.E. (where eorðen meant of or in the earth ). Cognate of O.H.G. irdin, Goth. airþeins. Meaning made of clay is attested from late 14c … Etymology dictionary
earthen — ► ADJECTIVE 1) made of compressed earth. 2) (of a pot) made of baked or fired clay … English terms dictionary
earthen — [ʉrth′ən] adj. 1. made of earth or of baked clay 2. earthly … English World dictionary
earthen — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)ð(ə)n[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Earthen containers and objects are made of clay that is baked so that it becomes hard. ...an earthen jar. Syn: earthenware 2) ADJ: ADJ n An earthen floor, bank, or mound is made of hard earth. Despite the mud… … English dictionary
earthen — earth|en [ˈə:θən, ðən US ˈə:r ] adj [only before noun] 1.) an earthen floor or wall is made of soil 2.) an earthen pot etc is made of baked clay … Dictionary of contemporary English
earthen — earth|en [ ɜrθən ] adjective 1. ) made of clay: an earthen pot 2. ) made of dirt: an earthen floor … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
earthen — adjective (only before noun) 1 an earthen pot, vase etc is made of baked clay 2 an earthen floor or wall is made of earth … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
earthen — UK [ˈɜː(r)θ(ə)n] / US [ˈɜrθən] adjective 1) made of earth an earthen floor 2) made of clay an earthen pot … English dictionary