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I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.
George S. Kaufman

Meaning of "terra" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TERRA

From Latin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TERRA

terra  [ˈtɛrə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TERRA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Terra is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TERRA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Terra

Terra primarily refers to the Latin, Portuguese and Italian word for the Earth. Terra may also refer to...

Definition of terra in the English dictionary

The definition of terra in the dictionary is earth or land.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TERRA


bioterror
ˌbaɪəʊˈtɛrə
busera
bʊˈsɛrə
counterterror
ˌkaʊntəˈtɛrə
error
ˈɛrə
Ferrar
ˈfɛrə
guayabera
ˌɡwaɪəˈbɛrə
Kagera
kæˈɡɛrə
serra
ˈsɛrə
terror
ˈtɛrə
verra
ˈvɛrə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TERRA

terr.
terra alba
terra firma
terra incognita
terra sigillata
terrace
terrace cultivation
terrace house
terraced
terraced house
terraced housing
terraceless
terraces
terracette
terracing
terracotta
terraform
terraforming
terrain
terramara

WORDS THAT END LIKE TERRA

Andorra
barra
Burra
Camorra
Canberra
durra
Illawarra
kookaburra
marra
mojarra
murra
Navarra
orra
parra
Principat d´Andorra
sierra
surra
viverra
wirra
zamarra

Synonyms and antonyms of terra in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «terra» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TERRA

Find out the translation of terra to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of terra from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «terra» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

千佛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terra
570 millions of speakers

English

terra
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تيرا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

терра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পৃথিবী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

terra
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terra
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

terra
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테라
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Terra
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

terra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டெர்ரா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

terra
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

terra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

терра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

terra
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

terra
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terra
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

terra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

terra
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of terra

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TERRA»

The term «terra» is very widely used and occupies the 3.778 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TERRA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «terra» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «terra» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about terra

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4 QUOTES WITH «TERRA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word terra.
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Kevin Bleyer
Diplomats willing to sit for an interview usually prefer the terra firma of CNN over the whoopee cushion of Comedy Central.
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Nelson DeMille
There is no terra incognito left.
3
George S. Kaufman
I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.
4
Daniel Suarez
The role I see for my books is trying to think through the consequences of various things because a lot of the issues around technology and the nuances in it are not usually widely appreciated. That's how I view my writing as I sort of explore this terra incognita ahead of us in an effort to try to understand where we might be heading.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TERRA»

Discover the use of terra in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to terra and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Terra
A Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Ken Smith, 1986
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Terra Infirma: Geography's Visual Culture
In Terra Infirma, Irit Rogoff examines geography's truth claims and signifying practices, arguing that geography is a language in crisis, unable to represent changes that have taken place in a post-colonial, post-communist world.
Irit Rogoff, 2013
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Terra
With powers identical to those of the turncoat Teen Titan known as Terra, she has everybody curious about her earth-shattering origin"--P. [4] of cover.
Justin Gray, 2009
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Terra Feliz: Vanity
Terra Feliz is a historical novel set in England and North America in the 1820s.
Ginny Bryce, 2011
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Terra Non Firma Earth
Dr James Maxlow's new eBook, Terra Non Firma Earth, deals with one of the most controversial scientific theories about the Earth.
James Maxlow, 2005
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European Perceptions of Terra Australis
Through interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, ranging across history, the visual arts, literature and popular culture, this volume considers the continuities and discontinuities between the imagined space of Terra Australis and its ...
Anne M. Scott, 2012
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Terra Nostra
Magnificently translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, Terra Nostra is, as Milan Kundera says in his afterword, "the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and ...
Carlos Fuentes, 2013
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Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem--and the Threats ...
In Terra, a brilliant synthesis of evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how all three can help us understand and prevent what he (and others) call today's "mass extinction event.
Michael Novacek, 2008
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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
Terra Incognita is a meditation on the landscape, myths and history of one of the remotest parts of the globe, as well as an encounter with the international temporary residents of the region - living in close confinement despite the ...
Sara Wheeler, 2010
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Terra Incognita: Vacant Land and Urban Strategies
This book is based on an unprecedented survey sent to all U.S. towns with a population greater than 50,000, and contains data previously unavailable.
Ann O'M. Bowman, Michael A. Pagano, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TERRA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term terra is used in the context of the following news items.
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China excavations expected to reveal more Terra Cotta Warriors
BEIJING – China is expanding the ranks of the famed Terra Cotta Warrior army with new excavations expected to yield hundreds more of the ancient life-size ... «Fox News, May 15»
2
Terra Peregrin in €1.2bn Portugal Telecom bid
In a statement published by Portugal's stock market regulator on Sunday, Terra Peregrin, a Portuguese holding company controlled by Ms dos Santos, said the ... «Financial Times, Nov 14»
3
Former Terra Nova school teacher jailed for sexual abuse of 24 pupils
Former Terra Nova school teacher Keith Cavendish-Coulson outside court, where he was jailed for 42 sexual offences against boys. Photograph: Ron ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
4
Priest killed in deadly attack at downtown Phoenix church
Fr. Terra made the 911 call, Phoenix police say, shortly after 9:30 p.m. June 11. ... Fr. Terra, he said, administered the last rites to Fr. Walker in spite of his own ... «The Catholic Sun, Jun 14»
5
The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food
Libera Terra means free land, or land free from Mafia. A cooperative of farmers and other producers working under this banner creates organic olive oil, wine, ... «NPR, May 14»
6
China's Terra Cotta Warriors getting their own stage show
The 70-minute show will play daily in the Xian complex that has grown around the ongoing excavation of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Organizers hope they can ... «San Jose Mercury News, Aug 13»
7
Citigroup Verdict Over Guy Hands's Terra Firma Thrown Out
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Guy Hands's Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. got a second chance to try its $8.3 billion claim against Citigroup Inc. over the 2007 sale of ... «Bloomberg, May 13»
8
Dance Prodigy B-girl Terra Becomes Viral Sensation
The Wolverhampton, England, tot known as "B-girl Terra" wowed the crowd – and the Web – with her break-dancing routine during Saturday's Baby Battle ... «People Magazine, Mar 13»
9
Zero Emissons, Zero Limits: Nissan's TeRRA SUV concept
The Nissan TeRRA SUV concept, to be unveiled on Sept. 27th at the Paris Motor Show, combines two outstanding Nissan strengths - SUVs and EVs - in a ... «YouTube, Sep 12»
10
Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova found off Greenland
The SS Terra Nova was found by a team from a US research company. Scott and his party set off from Cardiff aboard the Terra Nova in 1910 with the aim of ... «BBC News, Aug 12»

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