terrain

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See also: Terrain and tèrrain

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Borrowed from French terrain, from Latin terrenum (land, ground), neuter of terrenus (consisting of earth), from terra (earth).

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terrain (countable and uncountable, plural terrains)

  1. (geology) a single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks
  2. an area of land or the particular features of it
    The race will be run over a variety of terrain, including grass and sand.

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  • terrain in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French terrain, terrein, from Vulgar Latin *terranum, from Latin terrēnum.

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  • IPA(key): /tɛ.ʁɛ̃/
  • (file)

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terrain m (plural terrains)

  1. ground, landscape
  2. field (as in soccer field)
    Un nouveau terrain de football a été aménagé l'an dernier.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. lot, plot, parcel

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *terranum, from Latin terrenum.

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terrain m (plural terrains)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) land, soil
  2. (Puter) country, land
    Synonym: pajais (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader)