Definitions

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

  • adjective Composed of land and water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of land and water, as the globe or earth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of land and water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Comprising both land and water, like the Earth.

Etymologies

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

[Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + aqueous.]

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Latin terra (the earth) + aqueous (the water).

Examples

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  • Yes, the terraqueous globe!

    September 29, 2007

  • Beautiful word yarb. Composed of land and water.

    September 30, 2007

  • Nice! I like it!

    September 30, 2007

  • It is indeed a slick, lovely word. Here's a usage I just found:

    "'...why, you are tempted to ask yourself whether these are not mere irresponsible childish fribbles...'

    "'Fribble yourself,' murmured the gunroom steward the other side of the door...

    "'...or weathercocks. But then you reflect that these same people circumnavigate the entire terraqueous globe, sometimes in trying circumstances, which argues a certain constancy.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 259

    February 23, 2008

  • "Nor can I say, that mankind have been more happy in their civil lot, and in the administration of their temporal affairs; which are almost every where in a wretched situation, and they themselves under the iron hand of the oppressor. The whole terraqueous globe cannot shew five free kingdoms; nor perhaps half so many kings, who make the ease and prosperity of their people their care."

    --Cato's Letter No. 48

    December 24, 2008