Share this entry

terrain
Pronunciation: / tɛʀɛ̃ /

Translation of terrain in English:

nom masculin

  • 5 (sphère d'activité) See examples: sur le terrain économique/juridique
    in the field of economics/law
    nous ne vous suivrons pas sur ce terrain
    we won't go along with you there
    chercher/trouver un terrain d'entente [figuré]
    to seek/to find common ground
  • 8 (groupe influençable) See examples: les jeunes sont un terrain favorable
    young people are easy targets

Compounds

terrain d'atterrissage

terrain d'aviation

terrain de basket-ball

  • basketball court

terrain de camping

terrain de cricket

terrain de chasse

  • area reserved for hunting, hunting ground
    [littéraire]

terrain de jeu

, terrain de jeux

terrain de football

terrain de golf

terrain de manœuvre

, terrain militaire
  • army training ground

terrain de handball

  • handball court

terrain de tennis

terrain de tir

  • firing range

terrain de rugby

  • rugby pitch
    (avec les installations)
    rugby ground

terrain de sport

, terrain de sports

terrain vague

  • piece of waste land

terrain de volley-ball

  • volleyball court

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day confidant
    Pronunciation: ˈkänfəˌdant
    noun
    a person with whom one shares a secret...