Terrestrial Ter*res"tri*al, a. [L. terrestris, from terra the earth. See {Terrace}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals. ``Bodies terrestrial.'' --1 Cor. xv. 40. [1913 Webster]

2. Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe. ``The dark terrestrial ball.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane. [1913 Webster]

Vain labors of terrestrial wit. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

A genius bright and base, Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims. --Young. [1913 Webster]

4. Consisting of land, in distinction from water; belonging to, or inhabiting, the land or ground, in distinction from trees, water, or the like; as, terrestrial serpents. [1913 Webster]

The terrestrial parts of the globe. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope. [1913 Webster] -- {Ter*res"tri*al*ly}, adv. -- {Ter*res"tri*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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