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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.
An inhabitant of the earth.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
an inhabitant of the earth
[C15: from Latin terrestris, from terra earth]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ter•res•tri•al(təˈrɛs tri əl)
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
2. of or pertaining to land as distinct from water.
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]
syn: See earthly.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Relating to the Earth or its inhabitants.
2. Relating to, consisting of, living on, or growing on land.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Describes plants that grow in the soil.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|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"|
|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"
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. [life, animal, plant] → terrestre
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(living on land) [fauna, animal, plant] → terrestre
(from planet Earth) [life] → terrestre
(British) [television, channel, broadcasting] → terrestre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= of land) → Land-; terrestrial animal → Landtier nt, → auf dem Land lebendes Tier; terrestrial plant → Landpflanze f
(= of the planet Earth) → terrestrisch, irdisch; life → irdisch; (Brit) TV channel, television, broadcasting → terrestrisch; terrestrial globe → Erdball m, → Globus m
n → Erdbewohner(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
terrestrial[tɪˈrɛstrɪəl] adj → terrestre
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995