The beautiful terrain of the California coast.
Terrain is defined as the specific physical features of an area of land.
An example of terrain is a rocky and jagged coastline.
- ground or a tract of ground, esp. with regard to its natural or topographical features or fitness for some use
- prevailing conditions; setting; milieu: the political terrain of prewar Europe
- Geol. terrane (sense )
Origin of terrainFrench ; from Classical Latin terrenum ; from terrenus, of earth, earthen ; from terra, Terra
- a. An area of land; ground: climbed a tree to view the surrounding terrain.b. A particular geographic area; a region: a guide who knows this terrain well.
- The surface features of an area of land; topography: boots designed for rugged terrain.
- Variant of terrane.
Origin of terrainFrench, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *terranum, alteration of Latin terr&emacron;num, from neuter of terr&emacron;nus, of the earth; see terrene.