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Definition 1: operating or living or growing on land - [adjective denoting all]

(terrestrial is similar to ...) on the edge of the land

"an onshore lighthouse"

(terrestrial is similar to ...) traveling or passing over land

"an overland journey" "the overland route used by Marco Polo"

Definition 2: of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air - [adjective denoting pert]

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Definition 3: of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where terrestrial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • planetary rumblings and eructations
  • the planetary tilt
  • this terrestrial ball

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Definition 4: of this earth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terrestrial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • transcendental motives for sublunary actions
  • fleeting sublunary pleasures
  • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball

Synonyms for terrestrial in the sense of this definition

(terrestrial is similar to ...) of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

"earthly beings" "believed that our earthly life is all that matters" "earthly love" "our earthly home"

Definition 5: concerned with the world or worldly matters - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terrestrial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mundane affairs
  • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality

Synonyms for terrestrial in the sense of this definition

(terrestrial is similar to ...) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

"worldly goods and advancement" "temporal possessions of the church"

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