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Meaning of TERRESTRIAL

Pronunciation:  tu'restreeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  operating or living or growing on land
  2. [adj]  of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
  3. [adj]  concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
 

TERRESTRIAL is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: earthly, land(a), mundane, planetary, sublunar, sublunary, tellurian, telluric, terrene, worldly
 
 Antonyms: amphibious, aquatic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ter*res"tri*al\, a. [L. terrestris, from terra the
    earth. See {Terrace}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth;
       earthly; as, terrestrial animals. ``Bodies terrestrial.''
       --1 Cor. xv. 40.
    
    2. Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a
       terrestrial globe. ``The dark terrestrial ball.''
       --Addison.
    
    3. Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state;
       sublunary; mundane.
    
             Vain labors of terrestrial wit.       --Spenser.
    
             A genius bright and base, Of towering talents, and
             terrestrial aims.                     --Young.
    
    4. Consisting of land, in distinction from water; belonging
       to, or inhabiting, the land or ground, in distinction from
       trees, water, or the like; as, terrestrial serpents.
    
             The terrestrial parts of the globe.   --Woodward.
    
    5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the
       earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an
       astronomical telescope. -- {Ter*res"tri*al*ly}, adv. --
       {Ter*res"tri*al*ness}, n.
    
    
  2. \Ter*res"tri*al\, n.
    An inhabitant of the earth.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Of or on the ground; of the habitat of a plant, on land as opposed to in water, or on the ground as opposed to on another plant.
 

 

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