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Definition of "terrain" []

  • An area of land; ground: climbed a tree to view the surrounding terrain. (noun)
  • A particular geographic area; a region: a guide who knows this terrain well. (noun)
  • The surface features of an area of land; topography: boots designed for rugged terrain. (noun)
  • Variant of terrane. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "terrain" in a sentence
  • "Lots of hunting areas have roads closed to vehicles, the terrain is all flat so it makes it alot easier."
  • "As I live in an area in years of drought and the terrain is also in the mountains and very arid, I wondered what your experience in SMA was pertaining to this."
  • "Not unlike many other coastal towns on the Southern Pacific, it offers much to those who live there: the sea yields an abundance of fish, the terrain is the beginning of the fertile, humid jungle, and bountiful crops like papaya and bananas grow in the rich, dark loam."