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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Solid ground; dry land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. land, as opposed to water or air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. firm or solid earth, as opposed to water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the solid part of the earth's surface


New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin firma, feminine of firmus, solid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin terra, land + firma, solid (Wiktionary)


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