What is another word for terrestrial?

Pronunciation: [təɹˈɛstɹɪəl] (IPA)

Terrestrial is a word that denotes things that are related to the planet earth. Some synonyms for terrestrial are earthly, land-based, ground-based, and non-aquatic. Other words that are used as synonyms for 'terrestrial' are Tellurian, solid, mundane, worldly, and sublunar. The term Tellurian is used to describe anything that is related to earth and is derived from the Latin word 'Tellus'. Mundane is another word that means everything related to the material world and is often used to describe things that are common and unremarkable. Lastly, sublunar is a term coined by Greek philosopher Aristotle to refer to things situated between the earth and the moon.

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What are the opposite words for terrestrial?

Terrestrial refers to things that are of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants. The antonyms for the word terrestrial are celestial, extraterrestrial and astral. Celestial refers to things that are of or relating to the skies or heavens, while extraterrestrial means something that originates from beyond the earth or its atmosphere. Astral refers to things that are of or relating to the stars or the universe. These terms are often used in science and fiction to describe different types of objects, beings or phenomena. By contrast to terrestrial beings or things, celestial, extraterrestrial and astral objects are often considered to be otherworldly or supernatural.

Usage examples for Terrestrial

It consists of terrestrial, fresh or brackish water, and marine deposits.
James Geikie
That I reached the North Pole approximately, and ascertained my location as accurately, as painstakingly, as the terrestrial and celestial conditions and the best instruments would allow; that I thrilled with victory, and made my claim on as honest, as careful, as scientific a basis of observations and calculations as any human being could, I do emphatically assert.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
What I did report was that in my journey I had passed through an area wherein it was possible to declare 30,000 square miles-a terrestrial unknown of water and ice-cleared from the blank of our charts.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Terrestrial

  • I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.
    Gordon Cooper
  • Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
    George Cuvier
  • To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
    Stephen Hawking
  • There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
    Ogden Nash
  • For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing; and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America is not lightly to be disregarded.
    Howard K. Smith

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