Definition of terrain in English:


Syllabification: ter·rain
Pronunciation: /təˈrān


  • 1A stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features: they were delayed by rough terrain
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    • Mr Feeney said most people were unused to walking over rough terrain and their ankles are not strong enough.
    • Between the gap and the mountain was a wild and broken terrain of scarp and gorge.
    • The lovely grassland terrain levelled out and for another mile we continued south.


early 18th century (denoting part of the training ground in a riding school): from French, from a popular Latin variant of Latin terrenum, neuter of terrenus (see terrene).

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