terr-, terra-, -ter
(Latin: earth, dry land, land)
This unit presents many words that are used in references having to do with earth and land; that is, the loose, fragmented material that composes part of the surface of this planet that we live on.
Don't confuse this element with other words that are spelled in a similar way; such as, terrify, terrible.
2. An area having a proponderance of a particular rock or rock groups.
3. A section of the Earth's crust that is defined by clear fault boundaries, with stratigraphic and structural properties that distinguish it from adjacent rocks.
This reference is given as a description of the earth's surface, of which more than three fifths consist of water, and the remainder of earth or solid materials.
2. A sealed glass container often in the shape of a globe that is used for growing ornamental plants that require a high level of humidity: Dina's aunt had two large terraria in which she grew exotic plants in her solarium.
3. Etymology: from Latin terra, "earth" and modeled on aquarium; because it was designed as a place for land animals instead of water creatures.
Motto of Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Also translated as, "Let them illuminate the lands." Also, "May they illumine the earth."
2. Literally, haute "elevated, upper" or "high" and terre "land" ["High Land" or "Upper Land"?].
2. Of the Earth; earthly; worldly; mundane
2. The top of a rampart where guns are mounted.
2. Living or developing in or on the land.
3. Of or relating to the land or to the planet Earth.
4. Of or relating to Earth or its inhabitants.
5. Having a worldly, mundane character or quality.
6. Of, relating to, or composed of land.
7. In biology, living or growing on land; not aquatic; such as, a terrestrial plant or animal.
8. About 1432, from Latin terrestris "earthly", from terra "earth". Originally opposed to celestial; natural history sense of "living on land" is attested from 1638. The noun meaning "a human being, a mortal" is recorded from 1598.