follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

terra

[ter-uh] /ˈtɛr ə/
noun
1.
earth; land.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for terra
  • The lawns contain many sculptural pieces in bronze, terra cotta, marble and stone.
British Dictionary definitions for terra

terra

/ˈtɛrə/
noun
1.
(in legal contexts) earth or land
Word Origin
from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for terra
n.

Latin, literally "earth" (see terrain).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
terra in Science
terra
  (těr'ə)   
  1. A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.

  2. A vast highland region on a planet.


The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for terra

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for terra

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with terra

Nearby words for terra