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 (tĕ-rēn′, tĕr′ēn′)
Of or relating to the earth; earthly.

[Middle English, from Latin terrēnus, from terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]


1. of or relating to the earth; worldly; mundane
2. rare of earth; earthy
3. a land
4. a rare word for earth
[C14: from Anglo-Norman, from Latin terrēnus, from terra earth]
terˈrenely adv


(tɛˈrin, tə-, ˈtɛr in)

1. earthly; worldly.
2. earthy.
3. the earth.
4. a land or region.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin terrēnus pertaining to earth or dry land, derivative of terra]
ter•rene′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terrene - of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
2.terrene - belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"


Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
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But I still feel must restless, alone in this Terrene.
InTech50, a joint initiative by iSPIRT and Terrene Global Leadership Network, that recognizes most promising software products by India's entrepreneurs, have confirmed Altizon product, namely, Altizon Datonis Platform, from over 200 nominations.
83r/ moderamine inculpatae tutelae (g) [with due moderation of blameless defense]: But it is not an imaginary (h) cause that either hath no (i) reality in it, or that ariseth not to that height as naturally to justify it, that can make such bodily injury Justifable by the Law of Nature, for tho there be no Terrene (20) Judge or Governor to punish it, yet that no more makes the thing lawfull, then the most unjust action under Heaven, that by the Power of the party comitting it, renders it (j) de facto unpunishable; (k)
Fuor di metafora, gli Insensati intendono dimostrare che loro, come le gru zavorrate dal peso dei sensi (i sassi), riescono comunque a indirizzare i propri pensieri verso le cose celesti, dimenticando le basse pulsioni terrene.
Two such overstuffed amalgams, Terrene, 2012, and Gyre, 2013, were presented here as discrete sculptures; in photographs, others appeared in less pristine settings, such as an unidentified shantytown, suggesting a connection between Mattingly's haphazard constructions and the improvised architectures at the outskirts of cities worldwide.
Conrad according to paleomagenthic data of south of lut has shown that this terrene has rotated about 90[degrees]uncloak wise, from Paleocene until Miocene [3].
e in questi ci abituiamo, che nd salutevol consiglio, ne altro ce ne puo rivocare; e cosi, come se veduto avessimo il Gorgone, sassei diventiamo, cioe ostinati cultivatori delle cose terrene (38-39).
Then march'd I into Egypt and Arabia; And here, not far from Alexandria, Whereas the Terrene and the Red Sea meet, Being distant less than full a hundred leagues, I meant to cut a channel to them both, That men might quickly sail to India.
Note 2: Although there is not a terrene border for Hainan, we still include it in this study.
He cooked a starter of pressed terrene of roasted vegetables and goat's cheese with a tomato and basil dressing: the main course was char grilled medallion of Welsh Beef with a cassoulet of spring pulses, boulangiere potatoes and cardamom spiced carrots.
In his Sermon of Christ Crucified (1570), Foxe had voiced a widely held sentiment amongst reformists facing Catholic persecution that there was a continuous theory of power extending from the divine patriarch to temporal princes: 'Briefly, if the wrath of a terrene king in thys earth, be death (as the wise king speaketh in the Scripture): what is it then to be under the wrath of the almighty king of all kinges, and God of all creatures.