WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: ground, land, earth, soil, floorThe ground is the surface that you walk on when you are outdoors• There were a few flakes of snow on the ground. • an area of muddy groundlandis an area of ground that is owned or controlled by someone• They were on his land. • land set aside for housingIt is also the part of the earth's surface that is not covered in water• animals that live on landearth or soilis the soft substance that covers the ground and that plants grow in• Green shoots peeped through the earth. • fertile soilThe Earth or earth is also the planet that we live on.The flooris the surface that you walk on when you are indoors• There's mud all over the floor! ➔ See alsoground
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.