What does the word Terra mean?

Usage examples for Terra

  1. So it was done, down in that Hampshire household on the heights near the downs, whence you might behold, off a terra firma resembling a roll of billows, England's big battle- ships in line fronting the island; when they were a spectacle of beauty as well as power: which now they are no more, but will have to be, if they are both to float and to fight. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Nor was he astonished that even in the wan light those brick- dust cheeks should deepen to terra- cotta, those hard blue eyes glitter with recognition, and the small thin- lipped mouth lose for a moment its immobility and gape, yes, gape, in the amazement of meeting somebody whom he never could have expected to meet at such an hour in such a place. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  3. The Santa Casa, or Inquisition of Goa, is situated on one side of a large square, called the Terra di Sabaio. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat