Definition of Terrestrial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air.

Exact synonyms: Tellurian, Telluric, Terrene
Partainyms: Earth, Earth, Earth, Earth



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants. "This terrestrial ball"
Exact synonyms: Planetary
Partainyms: Earth, Earth

3. Adjective. Operating or living or growing on land.
Similar to: Onshore, Overland
Antonyms: Amphibious, Aquatic

4. Adjective. Concerned with the world or worldly matters. "He developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
Exact synonyms: Mundane
Similar to: Secular, Temporal, Worldly
Derivative terms: Mundaneness

5. Adjective. Of this earth. "The nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
Exact synonyms: Sublunar, Sublunary
Similar to: Earthly

Definition of Terrestrial

1. a. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals.

2. n. An inhabitant of the earth.

Definition of Terrestrial

1. Noun. An inhabitant of the planet Earth. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A ground-dwelling plant. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants. ¹

4. Adjective. Of, relating to, or composed of land. ¹

5. Adjective. Living or growing in or on land (as opposed to other habitat); not aquatic, etc. ¹

6. Adjective. Concerned with the world or worldly matters. ¹

7. Adjective. (Mormonism) Of or pertaining to the second highest degree of glory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terrestrial

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Medical Definition of Terrestrial

1. Of or on the ground, of the habitat of a plant, on land as opposed to in water, or on the ground as opposed to on another plant. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrestrial

terrel
terrella
terrellas
terremote
terremotes
terrene
terrenely
terrenes
terrenity
terreous
terreplein
terrepleins
terres-vertes
terrestial
terrestre
terrestrial (current term)
terrestrial dynamical time
terrestrial guidance
terrestrial planet
terrestrial planets
terrestrial telescope
terrestrial time
terrestriality
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terrestrialized
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terrestrializing
terrestrially
terrestrials
terrestrious

Literary usage of Terrestrial

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"partly to terrestrial electricity. The variations of terrestrial electricity can only be obtained while the chemical and thermal causes remain constant. ..."

2. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"Experiments on the solar, and on the terrestrial Rays that occasion Heat; with a comparative View of the Laws to which Light and Heat, or rather the Rays ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"Distribution of fresh-water productions—On the inhabitants of oceanic islands—Absence of Batrachians and of terrestrial Mammals—On the relation of the ..."

4. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"Distribution of fresh-water prod actions—On the inhabitants of oceanic islands — Absence of Batrachians and of terrestrial Mammals — On the relation of the ..."

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