Dirt vs Terra - What's the difference?

dirt | terra |

As nouns the difference between dirt and terra

is that dirt is animal while terra is earth.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* (obsolete)


  • soil or earth
  • A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance
  • Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip
  • The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.
  • Meanness; sordidness.
  • * Melmoth
  • honours thrown away upon dirt and infamy
  • In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
  • Derived terms

    * dirt bike * dirt nap * dirty * do someone dirt


    (en verb)
  • (rare) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty
  • terra



  • A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.