see also: Terran


  1. (chiefly, science fiction, uncommon) altcaps en
    • 2008, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Louis Neal Irwin, Life in the Universe: Expectations and Constraints, Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9783540768166), page 128:
      […] dinitrogen does not have properties that would be considered as suitable for life from a terran perspective (Table 7.2).
    • 2008, Ron Sanders, Legerdemainia, (ISBN 9780615182384), page 71:
      As they approached the steps the Klee-shaes could hear a terran favorite over the great building's Public Address system—it was Neil Young warbling Keep On Rocking In The Free World, but a Fartian host, misunderstanding the moment, transferred the track to Mollify.
    • 2011, David Weber, How Firm a Foundation: A Novel in the Safehold Series (#5), Macmillan (ISBN 9781429983006):
      Like most “fish” native to Safehold, it has a very long, sinuous body but the head does resemble a terran hake or cod, with a hooked jaw.
    • 2013, Doug Strider, Space Danger - Space Marines' Graveyard, Douglas Strider (ISBN 9781301805914):
      Annual Pack Includes:
      Gift pack - SOL30000 a terran year (equivalent to SOL2500/month over the duration of the adoption).
      Personalised certificate.
      Stand-up photo-portrait (14.5 x 200m) of your soldier.
    • 2013, Gordon R. Dickson, Naked to the Stars, Simon and Schuster (ISBN 9781627934688):
      Cal cut wide in his shoulder jets with a short burst and slid in to earth under a tree so like a terran cottonwood it was hard to tell the difference. The trees on windy hillsides on Lehaunan had been warped and strangely twisted […]
    • 2014, Gardner Dozois, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin (ISBN 9781466865297):
      Hobbs' Street smelled odd, damp and sweet, but that wasn't due to the residents here but to an odd mutation of a terran honey fungus that had spread throughout the moon colony, running its mycelia through air vents, electrical ducting or […]
    • 2014, Don Pendleton, New Orleans Knockout, Open Road Media (ISBN 9781497685727):
      The NASA engineer admiringly dubbed the complete project a “terran module,” comparing it favorably with the best thing yet developed in lunar modules. Bolan liked it, though he was a bit awed by the electronic capabilities of his new warwagon.

  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɛ.ɹən/

terran (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly, science fiction) Of Earth; of terrestrial origin.

terran (plural terrans)

  1. (chiefly, science fiction) An inhabitant of Earth; an earthling, especially a human.
    • 1966, Philip K. Dick, Now Wait for Last Year:
      The magazines, in the nearby rack, were in English. And on their covers, laughing Terrans.
Synonyms Antonyms Proper noun
  1. A hypothetical language spoken throughout all of Earth.
  • Earthese

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