- earth; land.
Origin of terra
Related Words for terraplanet, dust, globe, star, universe, creation, sphere, macrocosm, cosmos, orb, apple, vale, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Tellus, terra, earth, ground, terrain
Examples from the Web for terra
Contemporary Examples of terra
Here are five books that make the terra slightly less incognita.The Five Best Books on Cuba
William O’Connor, Malcolm Jones
December 17, 2014
I also like Terra Kulture, a cultural center in Victoria Island, the restaurant there makes a nice smoothie called 'Go Slow.'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Literary Lagos
March 16, 2014
Even the Italian government now refers to the area as the “terra di tumori” or “land of tumors.”Italy’s Triangle Of Death: Naples Residents Blame Child Cancer Rates On Mob Disposal Of Toxic Chemicals
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 21, 2013
Alcatraz and Terra Nova did not live past 13 episodes and Fringe had to fight to make to it to five seasons.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before
November 17, 2013
If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.Memo from Groupon's CEO: I Was Fired
March 1, 2013
Historical Examples of terra
Imagine how glad he must have been when he found himself on terra firma!Georgie's Present
Mars and Terra—Venus, too—they'll never know how close it was for them.
They school in thousands on Terra and eat anything that swims.Join Our Gang?
Sterling E. Lanier
The mate was down in the ocean, and the captain was standing on terra firma.Adrift on the Pacific
Edward S. Ellis
Can these have been of terra cotta of the della Robbia school?Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
- (in legal contexts) earth or land
Word Origin for terra
Latin, literally "earth" (see terrain).
- A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.
- A vast highland region on a planet.