"of or pertaining to the planet Earth," 1881, in science fiction writing, from Latin terra (see terrain). Also used as a noun meaning "inhabitant of the Earth" (1953). An earlier form, terrene was used in Middle English in sense of "belonging to this world, earthly, secular, temporal" (c.1300), later, "of the Earth as a planet" (1630s).
When the terran did not reach for it, the officer held out a clawed hand to receive it.
This ship and the box are the only terran objects on this planet.
At last the remains of the battered terran fleet turned and limped toward Armundefeated.
Calaxian calm-crystals did what no refinement of terran therapeutics had been able to manage.
The terran was jerked from his feet, and flung to one side with the force of the beast's reaction.
A nuisance on Balera, which is the equivalent of a terran swamp.
There had to be some way a terran could move effectively against a beetle-head.
If the Ardans could stop them, no terran need ever know anything about them.
When the terran flyer came into sight, Raf left the party and hurried toward it.
The Idealists were of an anthropomorphic race, dark-skinned like the terran Indian.