Examples of terrain in a sentence
We had to drive over some rough terrain.
We hiked through a variety of terrains.
Origin and Etymology of terrain
French, land, ground, from Old French terrein, from Vulgar Latin *terranum, alteration of Latin terrenum, from neuter of terrenus of earth — more at terrene
First Known Use: 1766
TERRAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrain for English Language Learners
: land of a particular kind
TERRAIN Defined for Kids
Definition of terrain for Students
: the features of the surface of a piece of land <hilly terrain> <swampy terrain>
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