Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Solid ground; dry land.

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  • noun land, as opposed to water or air.

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  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin firma, feminine of firmus, solid.]

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Latin terra, land + firma, solid

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