a) Of or relating to, or inhabiting the Earth.
b) Describing minerals containing tellurium
2. noun
An inhabitant of the Earth.
Syn: earthling, Earthling, Earthman, Earthwoman, terrestrian

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  • Tellurian — Tel*lu ri*an, a. [L. tellus, uris, the earth.] Of or pertaining to the earth. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tellurian — Tel*lu ri*an, n. 1. A dweller on the earth. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument for showing the operation of the causes which produce the succession of day and night, and the changes of the seasons. [Written also {tellurion}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tellurian — index mundane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tellurian — pertaining to the earth, 1846, from L. tellus (gen. telluris) earth, from PIE root *tel ground, floor (Cf. Lith. telinat spread out, flat, Skt. talam plain, sole of the foot, O.C.S. tilo floor, Gk. telia dice board, O.Ir …   Etymology dictionary

  • tellurian — [te loor′ēän΄, tə loor′ēän΄, te loor′ēən, tə loor′ēənte loor′ē ən, təloor′ē ən] adj. [< L tellus, gen. telluris, the earth (< IE base * telo , flat surface > THILL, DEAL3) + AN] of the earth; terrestrial n. 1. an inhabitant of the earth… …   English World dictionary

  • tellurian — tellurian1 /te loor ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or characteristic of the earth or its inhabitants; terrestrial. n. 2. an inhabitant of the earth. [1840 50; < L tellur (s. of tellus) earth + IAN] tellurian2 /te loor ee euhn/, n. tellurion. * * * …   Universalium

  • tellurian — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Adamitic, anthropocentric, anthropological, being, body, cat, chap, character, creature, customer, duck, earth, earthbound, earthling, earthly, earthy, fellow, finite, fleshly, fluvioterrestrial, frail,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tellurian — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth: earthbound, earthen, earthly, earthy, mundane, secular, telluric, temporal, terrene, terrestrial, worldly. See BODY, CULTURE, PLACE …   English dictionary for students

  • tellurian — [tɛ ljʊərɪən] formal or literary adjective of or inhabiting the earth. noun an inhabitant of the earth. Origin C19: from L. tellus, tellur earth + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • tellurian — tel·lu·ri·an …   English syllables

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