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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrain(noun)

    a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential

    "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"


  1. terrain(Noun)

    A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.

  2. terrain(Noun)

    An area of land or the particular features of it.

  3. Origin: From terrain, from terrenum, neuter of terrenus, from terra.


  1. Terrain

    Terrain, or land relief, is the vertical and horizontal dimension of land surface. When relief is described underwater, the term bathymetry is used. Terrain is used as a general term in physical geography, referring to the lay of the land. This is usually expressed in terms of the elevation, slope, and orientation of terrain features. Terrain affects surface water flow and distribution. Over a large area, it can affect weather and climate patterns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terrain

    ter′ān, n. (geol.) any series of rocks continuously related: any tract considered in relation to its fitness for some purpose. [Fr.,—L. terrenum.]

Anagrams for terrain »

  1. retrain

  2. trainer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of terrain in a Sentence

  1. Myles Caggins:

    The forces trekked through mountainous terrain and eliminated four hostile ISIS fighters who were barricaded in the caves, the recovery took approximately six hours.

  2. Polaris Defense:

    These are extremely configurable platforms, providing operators the ability to quickly prepare for missions even in the most extreme terrain, mRZRs provide extreme mobility SOF can count on, that deploys in tactical air, providing maximum flexibility.

  3. Red Bull:

    Matilda was an extraordinary athlete, traveling the world to find her passion, ride steep terrain and share her bright smile.

  4. Gen John E. Wissler:

    You never hesitated in the joint effort to bring our brothers home, everyone united -- the soldiers hiking through hazardous terrain, the pilots flying in uncertain weather conditions and the Nepalese special forces standing watch over our Marines on a mountainside at night.

  5. Ed Hunt:

    I think that the terrain has changed.

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