Definition of "terre" []

  • Same as tar.
  • To strike to the earth.
  • A mountainous island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, comprising part of Guadeloupe. Area: 848 sq km (327 sq miles) (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

  • A port in W Guadeloupe, on Basse-Terre Island: the capital of the French Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. Pop: 11 894 (2009) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "terre" in a sentence
  • "Monday, October 20, 2008 at 04: 07 PM tourner autour du pot - to beat around the bush payer les pots cassés - to pick up the pieces un pot de terre contre un pot de fer - someone weak up against someone strong (the pot de terre is a clay pot, against an iron pot, un pot de fer)"
  • "This little pied-à-terre is worth something in the region of £500,000 according to the newspapers."
  • "Rustic homes and stone cabanos are sprinkled across the hillside with terraces of their own, in terre cuite* and iron, covered with bright red bougainvillea, periwinkle-blue liseron* and other colorful and climbing flowers."