terra firma

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

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


First Known Use: 1638


TERRA FIRMA Defined for English Language Learners

terra firma

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

Definition of terra firma for English Language Learners

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


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