terrene

[ te-reen, tuh-, ter-een ]
/ tɛˈrin, tə-, ˈtɛr in /

adjective

earthly; worldly.

noun

the earth.
a land or region.

Nearby words

  1. terre verte,
  2. terre-verte,
  3. terrebonne,
  4. terrell,
  5. terrence,
  6. terrenely,
  7. terreplein,
  8. terrestrial,
  9. terrestrial globe,
  10. terrestrial guidance

Origin of terrene

1300–50; Middle English < Latin terrēnus pertaining to earth. See terra

Related formster·rene·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for terrene

terrene

/ (tɛˈriːn) /

adjective

of or relating to the earth; worldly; mundane
rare of earth; earthy

noun

a land
a rare word for earth
Derived Formsterrenely, adverb

Word Origin for terrene

C14: from Anglo-Norman, from Latin terrēnus, from terra earth

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Word Origin and History for terrene

terrene

adj.

14c., ultimately from Latin terrenus, from terra "earth" (see terrain).

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