terra firma

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noun terra fir·ma \-ˈfər-mə also -ˈfir-\

Definition of terra firma

  1. :  dry land :  solid ground

Examples of terra firma in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of terra firma

New Latin, literally, solid land


TERRA FIRMA Defined for English Language Learners

terra firma

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Definition of terra firma for English Language Learners

  • : dry and solid ground as compared to air or water



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