What is another word for Terra?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛɹə] (IPA)

Terra is a Latin word that refers to the planet Earth. Although it is a simple word, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe our world. Some common synonyms include earth, world, globe, planet, and land. Earth refers to the soil surface while world suggests a greater scale, including all humanity and life forms. Globe has a more formal connotation, but it commonly is used in a literary or poetic sense. Planet refers to the celestial body, and land refers to the solid part of the earth's surface. Other synonyms may include soil, ground, mother earth, home planet, blue planet, and more. These words help us visualize our world in different contexts and appreciate its complexity.

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular
    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Terra?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Terra

Go where you will in these up-town regions, you can see imagination and cultured intelligence in the act, as it were, of impressing beauty of proportion and detail upon brick and Terra-cotta, granite and marble.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
It was easy enough so long as both sat listening to Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in Terra pax.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
All in all, the work is not only readable, but has an intrinsic value which those who wish to know all about the Terra incognita of which it treats will thoroughly appreciate."
"Two Years in Oregon"
Wallis Nash

Famous quotes with Terra

  • There were three known existing sapphires. One was in the Conquest of Space Museum on Terra, one was in the hands of United System President Polonius Delph—he was the richest man in seven worlds, or had been until he’d paid cash for his jewel. The other had been stolen soon after its discovery. Maybe Delph had it... “From what I understand of your world, Delph isn’t the only one who wants the sapphires. He has rivals in the Plutocracy. Another mysterious collector? Or those rivals are competing for the presidency or they think they can ruin him. As you know, it’s a vicious circle in politics. You can’t get to be president unless you have the wealth and you can’t really make massive sums until you’re president.”
    Michael Moorcock
  • Mercifully, we stay our hand. Earth’s cities will not be bombed. The free citizens of Venus Republic have no wish to slaughter their cousins still on Terra. Our only purpose is to establish our own independence, to manage our own affairs, to throw off the crushing yoke of absentee ownership and taxation without representation which has bleed us poor. In doing so, in so taking our stand as free men, we call on all oppressed and impoverished nations everywhere to follow our lead, accept our help. Look up into the sky! Swimming there above you is the very station from which I now address you. The fat and stupid rulers of the Federation have made of Circum-Terra an overseer’s whip. The threat of this military base in the sky has protected their empire from the just wrath of their victims for more then five score years. We now crush it. In a matter of minutes this scandal in the clean skies, this pistol pointed at the heads of men everywhere on your planet, will cease to exist. Step out of doors, watch the sky. Watch a new sun blaze briefly, and know that its light is the light of Liberty inviting all of Earth to free itself. Subject peoples of Earth, we free men of the free Republic of Venus salute you with that sign!
    Robert A. Heinlein
  • A second sun blazed white and swelled visibly as he watched. What on Earth would have been—so many times —a climbing mushroom cloud was here in open space a perfect geometrical sphere, growing unbelievably. It swelled still larger, dropping from limelight white to to silvery violet, became blotched with purple, red and flame. And still it grew, until it blanked out the earth beyond it. At the time it had been transformed into a radioactive cosmic cloud Circum-Terra had been passing over, or opposite, the North Atlantic; the swollen incandescent cloud was visible to most of the habitable portions of the globe, a burning symbol in the sky.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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