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Definition of terra firma noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    terra firma

    NAmE//ˌtɛrə ˈfərmə//
    [uncountable] (from Latin) (usually humorous)
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  1. 1safe dry land, as contrasted with water or air synonym dry land
  2. 2 After two days at sea, it was good to be back on terra firma again.
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