Earthly vs Stellify - What's the difference?

earthly | stellify |


As an adjective earthly

is relating to the earth or this world, as opposed to heaven.

As a noun earthly

is (uk|colloquial) a slightest chance (of success etc) or idea (about something).

As an adverb earthly

is in an earthy manner.

As a verb stellify is

(mythology) to transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such.

earthly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to the earth or this world, as opposed to heaven.
  • earthly joys
  • * Milton
  • This earthly load / Of death, called life.
  • * Bible, Phil. iii. 19
  • whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things
  • (negative, informal) (Used to put an emphasis)
  • * Alexander Pope
  • What earthly benefit can be the result?
  • Made of earth; earthy.
  • (Holland)

    See also

    * worldly

    Noun

    (earthlies)
  • (UK, colloquial) A slightest chance (of success etc.) or idea (about something).
  • * 1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, p. 315:
  • ‘Then I didn't have a chance when I stood you a drink?’ I said. ‘Not an earthly !’ she said and laughed; but when I left she kissed me good-night.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • in an earthy manner
  • Anagrams

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    stellify

    English

    Verb

  • (mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • :''In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.
  • * 1983 , Douglas Brooks-Davies, The Mercurian Monarch: magical politics from Spenser to Pope , page 31
  • By the 'hissing snake' Spenser presumably means the scorpion sent by Diana that killed Orion. Like Orion it, too, was stellified . But since, as Scorpio, it rises in the east as Orion's sign sets in the west, the two were regarded as being kept forever apart, Orion perpetually avoiding in the heavens his vanquisher on earth.
  • (astronomy) To turn into a star.
  • * 1989', ''Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact'', ' 109 : 75
  • An alternative way to stellify the planet may be to not collapse Jupiter, but instead to introduce a collapsed object into its core .