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Terra Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Earth is the third planet from the Sun and it is the only planet known to have life on it. The Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. It is one of four rocky planets on the inside of the Solar System. The other three are Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

The large mass of the Sun makes the Earth move around it, just as the mass of the Earth makes the Moon move around it. The Earth also turns round in space, so different parts face the Sun at different times. The Earth goes around the Sun once (one "year") for every 365¼ times it turns all the way around (one "day").

The Moon goes around the Earth about every 27⅓ days, and reflects light from the Sun. As the Earth goes round the Sun at the same time, the changing light of the Moon takes about 29½ days to go from dark to bright to dark again. That is where the idea of "month" came from. However, now most months have 30 or 31 days so they fit into one year.


Meaning of the Name 'Terra'


  • Meaning: Earth
  • Origin: Latin
  • Gender: Female


Terra Sample Sentences in News


  • GCI TERRA Network Connects Kotzebue to the World
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI (GNCMA) today announced the commercial launch of TERRA service in the Northwest Arctic Borough. TERRA is delivering, for the first time, terrestrial broadband service to Kotzebue, 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle.  This service will dramatically improve online health, education and government services as we Read more on this news related to 'Terra'
  • Terra Firma Capital Corporation Reports Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014
    NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars. Terra Firma Capital Corporation , a real estate... Read more on this news related to 'Terra'
  • Terra Nova Identifies Eight Drilling Locations for PEL 444
    Singapore / ACCESSWIRE / November 21, 2014 / Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (the "Company" or "Terra Nova") (TSX-V: TGC; OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the interpretation ... Read more on this news related to 'Terra'

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