terrain

See also: Terrain and tèrrain

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French terrain, from Latin terrenum (land, ground), neuter of terrenus (consisting of earth), from terra (earth).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tə.ˈreɪn/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

NounEdit

terrain (countable and uncountable, plural terrains)

  1. (geology) A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
  2. An area of land or the particular features of it.
    The race will be run over a variety of terrain, including grass and sand.
  3. (chiefly aviation) The surface of the earth; the ground.
    This approach requires the aircraft to stay at an altitude of at least 3000 feet MSL until crossing the VOR in order to maintain terrain clearance.
    TOO LOW, TERRAIN

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  • terrain in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French terrain, terrein, from Vulgar Latin *terranum, from Latin terrēnum.

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terrain m (plural terrains)

  1. ground, landscape
  2. field (as in soccer field)
    Un nouveau terrain de football a été aménagé l'an dernier.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. lot, plot, parcel

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DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: terén
  • Norwegian:
    Norwegian Bokmål: terreng
    Norwegian Nynorsk: terreng
  • Swedish: terräng

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *terranum, from Latin terrenum.

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terrain m (plural terrains)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) land, soil
  2. (Puter) country, land
    Synonym: (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) pajais