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ˈtɛr əter·ra

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  1. terranoun

    A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.

  2. Terranoun

    The planet Earth.

  3. Terranoun

    a female given name

  4. Etymology: From terra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terranoun

    the earth; earth

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terra

    ter′a, n. earth.—ns. Terr′a-cot′ta, a composition of clay and sand used for statues, hardened like bricks by fire; Terr′aculture, agriculture; Terr′æ-fil′ius, a person of humble origin: formerly the title of a scholar at Oxford who composed annually a satirical lampoon in which considerable license was allowed; Terr′a-fir′ma, a term frequently employed to denote continental land as distinguished from islands: (coll.) land as distinguished from water; Terr′a-japon′ica, pale catechu or gambier; Terr′a-mara (-mä′ra), an earthy deposit containing fertilising organic or mineral matter, any deposit containing prehistoric remains.—adjs. Terrā′nēan, being in the earth; Terrā′nēous, growing on land.—ns. Terrā′rium, a vivarium for land animals; Terr′a-ros′sa, a name given to a ferruginous red earth extensively developed in the limestone districts of south-eastern Europe, esp. in Istria and Dalmatia. [L. terra, earth; L. cocta, pa.p. of coquĕre, to cook; L. firmus, firm; It. amara, bitter; rosso, red.]

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  1. Terra

    The Earth; one of the most ancient of the Grecian goddesses.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TERRA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Terra is ranked #22791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Terra surname appeared 1,124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Terra.

    86.3% or 970 total occurrences were White.
    10.5% or 119 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. arter

  2. rater

  3. tarre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terra in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of terra in a Sentence

  1. David Kipping:

    Astronomers have found more than 10,000 exoplanet candidates so far, but exomoons are far more challenging, they are terra incognita.

  2. Mario Silva:

    Terra Peregrin wants to be a minority shareholder, without control, but with a relevant stake of a group in Brazil which has holdings in other (geographic) areas, we want to return to the corporate project of this leader in the Portuguese-speaking world, involving 260 million people and more than 110 million clients.

  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known... this is the only thing I can say about the matter. The utilitarian results do not interest me.

  4. Doug Heye:

    Talking and acting tough on Russia and foreign policy crises have been terra firma for Republicans for generations.

  5. Jonathan Loar:

    One reason is that Gandharan scrolls, like the one at the Library of Congress, were typically buried in terra cotta jars and interred in a stupa, a dome-shaped structure often containing Buddhist texts or relics, another reason is that the relatively high, arid climate of the Gandharan region helps preserve materials like manuscripts on birch bark.

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