Meanings of "Terra"
ter*ra n., pl. ter*rae [ Latin earth, land; See terrace ]
A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.
- [n.] The planet where humans live
- -blue planet
terra al*ba n. [ New Latin Latin terra earth Latin albus white]
- 1. Finely pulverized gypsum used in making paper, paints, and as a nutrient for growing yeast.
- 2. Kaolin.
terra cot*ta n.
- 1. a. A hard, semifired, waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. b. Ceramic wares made of this material.
- 2. A brownish orange.
terra fir*ma n. Solid ground; dry land.
[ New Latin Latin terra earth Latin firmus solid]
terra in*cog*ni*ta n., pl. terrae in*cog*ni*tae [ New Latin Latin terra land incognitus unknown]
- 1. An unknown land; an unexplored region: "a vast and virtually final terra incognita left to terrestrial explorers" - David F. Salisbury
- 2. A new or unexplored field of knowledge.
ter*ra*pin n. [ Alteration of torope from Virginia Algonquian]
- Any of various North American aquatic turtles of the family Emydiolae, especially the genus Malaclemys, which includes the diamondback terrapin.
ter*ra*que*ous adj. [ Latin terra earth; See ters- in Indo-European Roots. aqueous ]
- Composed of land and water.
ter*rar*i*um n. pl. ter*rar*i*ums or ter*rar*i*a [ New Latin Latin terra earth; See terrene -arium ]
- A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept and observed.
ter*raz*zo n. [ Italian perhaps from Old Provençal terrassa terrace; See terrace ]
- A flooring material of marble or stone chips set in mortar and polished when dry.
- An olive-green pigment commonly made from glauconite, used by artists.
ter*rene adj. [ Middle English from Latin terrTnus from terra earth
- Of or relating to Earth; earthly.
ter*re*plein n. [ French terreplein from Italian terrapieno from terrapienare to fill with earth terra earth (from Latin)
- A platform or level ground surface on which heavy guns are mounted.
- 1. Of or relating to Earth or its inhabitants.
- 2. Having a worldly, mundane character or quality.
- 3. Of, relating to, or composed of land.
- 4. Biology Living or growing on land; not aquatic: a terrestrial plant or animal.
- n. An inhabitant of Earth.
ter*ret n. 1. One of the metal rings on a harness through which the reins pass. 2. A ring on an
animal's collar, used for attaching a leash.
Anagrams of Org
|| Top of Retiary Site
|| Anagrams of Retiary
© 1998 Laurie Spiegel