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ter·res·tri·al

 (tə-rĕs′trē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants.
2. Biology Living or growing on land or on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or epiphytic: terrestrial mammals; terrestrial apes; terrestrial orchids.
3. Astronomy Similar to the planet earth in size or composition: terrestrial planets.
4. Transmitted from structures on the earth and not involving satellites: terrestrial radio.
5. Archaic Of or relating to the earth rather than heaven.
n.
An inhabitant of the earth.

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

ter·res′tri·al·ly adv.
ter·res′tri·al·ness n.

terrestrial

(təˈrɛstrɪəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the earth
2. of or belonging to the land as opposed to the sea or air
3. (Biology) (of animals and plants) living or growing on the land
4. earthly, worldly, or mundane
5. (Broadcasting) (of television signals) sent over the earth's surface from a transmitter on land, rather than by satellite
n
an inhabitant of the earth
[C15: from Latin terrestris, from terra earth]
terˈrestrially adv
terˈrestrialness n

ter•res•tri•al

(təˈrɛs tri əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
2. of or pertaining to land as distinct from water.
3.
a. growing or living on land or on the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, etc.
b. growing in the ground; not epiphytic or aerial.
4. of or pertaining to the earth or this world; worldly; mundane.
n.
5. an inhabitant of the earth, esp. a human being.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin terrestri(s) pertaining to earth (derivative of terra earth) + -al1]
ter•res′tri•al•ly, adv.
syn: See earthly.

ter·res·tri·al

(tə-rĕs′trē-əl)
1. Relating to the Earth or its inhabitants.
2. Relating to, consisting of, living on, or growing on land.

terrestrial

Describes plants that grow in the soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terrestrial - of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
2.terrestrial - 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.terrestrial - operating or living or growing on land
amphibious - operating or living on land and in water; "amphibious vehicles"; "amphibious operations"; "amphibious troops"; "frogs are amphibious animals"
aquatic - operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"
4.terrestrial - concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
worldly, secular, temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
5.terrestrial - of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
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"

terrestrial

adjective earthly, worldly, global, mundane, sublunary, tellurian, terrene terrestrial life forms

terrestrial

adjective
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
2. Consisting of or resembling soil:
Translations

terrestrial

[tɪˈrestrɪəl] ADJ
1. [life, animal, plant] → terrestre
2. (esp Brit) (TV) [broadcasting, channel] → de transmisión (por) vía terrestre

terrestrial

[təˈrɛstriəl] adj
(living on land) [fauna, animal, plant] → terrestre
(from planet Earth) [life] → terrestre
(British) [television, channel, broadcasting] → terrestre

terrestrial

adj
(= of land)Land-; terrestrial animalLandtier nt, → auf dem Land lebendes Tier; terrestrial plantLandpflanze f
(= of the planet Earth)terrestrisch, irdisch; lifeirdisch; (Brit) TV channel, television, broadcastingterrestrisch; terrestrial globeErdball m, → Globus m
(= worldly) problemsirdisch, weltlich
nErdbewohner(in) m(f)

terrestrial

[tɪˈrɛstrɪəl] adjterrestre
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