from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Solid ground; dry land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. land, as opposed to water or air.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. firm or solid earth, as opposed to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the solid part of the earth's surface
New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin firma, feminine of firmus, solid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin terra, land + firma, solid (Wiktionary)
My pickup truck fell on its sword this morning as I was driving up here to check on my Porschely friend, who was not as sanguine about the trembling of terra firma as I. "