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Meaning & Definition of Terrestrial in English

English

Terrestrial

/tərɛstriəl/

adjective

1. Of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air

    synonym:
  • tellurian
  • ,
  • telluric
  • ,
  • terrestrial
  • ,
  • terrene

2. Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet earth or its inhabitants

  • "Planetary rumblings and eructations"- l.c.eiseley
  • "The planetary tilt"
  • "This terrestrial ball"
    synonym:
  • planetary
  • ,
  • terrestrial

3. Operating or living or growing on land

    synonym:
  • terrestrial

4. Concerned with the world or worldly matters

  • "Mundane affairs"
  • "He developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
    synonym:
  • mundane
  • ,
  • terrestrial

5. Of this earth

  • "Transcendental motives for sublunary actions"
  • "Fleeting sublunary pleasures"
  • "The nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
    synonym:
  • sublunar
  • ,
  • sublunary
  • ,
  • terrestrial

Examples of using

Pigeons can use the terrestrial magnetic field to find their way home.
Oxygen is necessary for the terrestrial life.