terra firma

terra fir·ma

noun \-ˈfər-mə also -ˈfir-\

: dry and solid ground as compared to air or water

Full Definition of TERRA FIRMA

:  dry land :  solid ground

Examples of TERRA FIRMA

  1. <after that nightmarish storm, the sailors were grateful to reach terra firma>


New Latin, literally, solid land
First Known Use: 1638

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