What does the word soil mean?

Usage examples for soil

  1. It is unfortunate for France that Laprade was somewhat deficient in humour, a rare growth on her soil at all times. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. Kate inspected the soil with a professional eye. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  3. The quickly drained soil does away with this expense. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings