Definition of 'terrain'
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Example sentences containing 'terrain'
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Race over the rugged terrain on a 4x4 tour or savour a more relaxed view from the back of a camel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only at the very western end, where the terrain is mountainous, are the old smuggling routes still open. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The latter expeditions were made arduous by jungle and mountainous terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The insurgency is concealed in rugged terrain and grows stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rest of the way will require courage and commitment over rocky terrain. Christianity Today (2000)Is there any way to modify my road bike to cope with the rougher trail terrain? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The terrain is difficult but not impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Last weekend that element was suspended after the competitors came across difficult terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is difficult terrain for the son of a billionaire pitched against the son of a bus driver. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mountainous terrain is hampering tracking. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They marched across rugged terrain in darkness before creeping up on the captors' lair. The Sun (2012)Its forces have pursued separatist fighters and their families in the rugged terrain of the Caucasus. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The gruelling race is held over five days, over rough terrain in scorching heat. The Sun (2006)He claimed to know the rugged terrain around Machynlleth well. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The uncharted territory of the southern Arctic is difficult enough terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His task would be to help to safeguard the surveyors at work, often in difficult terrain and blizzards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you intend spending time in rougher terrain or do a lot of mountain driving you should consider a four-wheel drive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A challenging walk along rocky terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I drove it on a treacherous course in the rugged terrain of Virginia. The Sun (2006)The tourist office there can give you a map of the more mountainous terrain north of town, where you can walk through wild mountain lavender. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the brutal conditions - including high humidity and a harsh rocky terrain - soon took its toll. The Sun (2013)In a dawn raid on a mock village 120 men fought their way through eight kilometres of desert terrain as temperatures edged towards 30C. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It takes nearly two hours to trek in over the mountainous terrain; a gruelling journey that for decades has put off desirable brides, locals say. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'terrain'
In Common Usage. terrain is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'terrain'
British English: terrain NOUN
Terrain is used to refer to an area of land or a type of land when you are considering its physical features.
The terrain changed quickly from arable land to desert.
Definition of terrain from the Collins English Dictionary
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