What does terrestrial mean?

Definitions for terrestrial
təˈrɛs tri əlter·res·tri·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tellurian, telluric, terrestrial, terreneadjective

    of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air

  2. planetary, terrestrialadjective

    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"

  3. terrestrialadjective

    operating or living or growing on land

  4. mundane, terrestrialadjective

    concerned with the world or worldly matters

    "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

  5. sublunar, sublunary, terrestrialadjective

    of this earth

    "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"

Wiktionary

  1. terrestrialnoun

    An inhabitant of the planet Earth.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  2. terrestrialnoun

    A ground-dwelling plant.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  3. terrestrialadjective

    Of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  4. terrestrialadjective

    Of, relating to, or composed of land.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  5. terrestrialadjective

    Living or growing in or on land (as opposed to other habitat); not aquatic, etc.

    a terrestrial plant

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  6. terrestrialadjective

    Concerned with the world or worldly matters.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

  7. terrestrialadjective

    Of or pertaining to the second highest degree of glory.

    Etymology: From terrestris, from terra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrestrialadjective

    of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals

  2. Terrestrialadjective

    representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe

  3. Terrestrialadjective

    of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane

  4. Terrestrialadjective

    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

  5. Terrestrialadjective

    adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope

  6. Terrestrialnoun

    an inhabitant of the earth

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terrestrial

    te-res′tri-al, adj. pertaining to, or existing on, the earth: earthly: living on the ground: representing the earth.—adv. Terres′trially.—n. Terres′trialness.—adj. Terres′trious, terrestrial. [L. terrestristerra, the earth.]

Entomology

  1. Terrestrial

    living on or in the land; opposed to aquatic.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrestrial in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrestrial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of terrestrial in a Sentence

  1. Miguel Montargès:

    We have directly witnessed the formation of so-called stardust, the dust expelled from cool evolved stars, such as the ejection we've just witnessed, could go on to become the building blocks of terrestrial planets and life.

  2. Alfred McEwen:

    It's not necessarily habitable just because it's water – at least to terrestrial organisms.

  3. Brett Kennedy:

    We intend to spin the technologies developed for the terrestrial RoboSimian back out to applications in space, these tasks include assembly and maintenance of orbital structures; exploration of low-gravity bodies like asteroids, comets, and moons; exploration of caves and cliffs on Mars or our moon; and even preconstruction of habitats wherever humans care to venture in the solar system.

  4. Angel Abbud-Madrid:

    Lunar resource exploration should be based on the same methods that have guided humans on their centuries-old exploration of terrestrial resources.

  5. Daniel Field:

    Today, birds are the most diverse and globally widespread group of terrestrial vertebrate animals -- there are nearly 11,000 living species, only a handful of ancestral bird lineages succeeded in surviving the mass extinction event 66 million years ago, and all of today's amazing living bird diversity can be traced to these ancient survivors.

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