terra

[ ter-uh ]
/ ˈtɛr ə /

noun

earth; land.

Nearby words

  1. terpolymer,
  2. terpsichore,
  3. terpsichorean,
  4. terr,
  5. terr.,
  6. terra alba,
  7. terra cotta,
  8. terra firma,
  9. terra incognita,
  10. terra mater

Origin of terra

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1605–15

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British Dictionary definitions for terra

terra

/ (ˈtɛrə) /

noun

(in legal contexts) earth or land

Word Origin for terra

from Latin

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Word Origin and History for terra

terra

n.

Latin, literally "earth" (see terrain).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for terra

terra

[ tĕrə ]

A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.
A vast highland region on a planet.
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