Terrenity to Tessular

(Ter*ren"i*ty) n. Earthiness; worldliness. [Obs.] "A dull and low terrenity." Feltham.

(Ter"re*ous) a. [L. terreus, fr. terra the earth. See Terrace.] Consisting of earth; earthy; as, terreous substances; terreous particles. [Obs.]

(Terre"plein`) n. [F., fr. L. terra earth + planus even, level, plain.] (Fort.) The top, platform, or horizontal surface, of a rampart, on which the cannon are placed. See Illust. of Casemate.

(Ter*res"tre) a. [OE., from OF. & F. terrestre.] Terrestrial; earthly. [Obs.] "His paradise terrestre." Chaucer.

(Ter*res"tri*al) a. [L. terrestris, from terra the earth. See Terrace.]

1. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals. "Bodies terrestrial." 1 Cor. xv. 40.

2. Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe. "The dark terrestrial ball." Addison.

3. Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane.

Vain labors of terrestrial wit.

A genius bright and base,
Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims.

4. Consisting of land, in distinction from water; belonging to, or inhabiting, the land or ground, in distinction from trees, water, or the like; as, terrestrial serpents.

The terrestrial parts of the globe.

5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope.

Ter*res"tri*al*ly, adv.Ter*res"tri*al*ness, n.

(Ter*res"tri*al), n. An inhabitant of the earth.

(Ter*res"tri*fy) v. t. [L. terrestris terrestrial + -fy.] To convert or reduce into a condition like that of the earth; to make earthy. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ter*res"tri*ous) a. [See Terrestrial.] Terrestrial. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ter"ret) n. One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.

(Terre"-ten`ant) n. [F. terre earth, land + tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold.] (Law) One who has the actual possession of land; the occupant. [Written also ter-tenant.]

(Terre"-verte`) n. [F., fr. terre earth + vert, verte, green.] An olive-green earth used as a pigment. See Glauconite.

(Ter"ri*ble) a. [F., fr. L. terribilis, fr. terrere to frighten. See Terror.]

1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.

Prudent in peace, and terrible in war.

Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
Deut. vii. 21.

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