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Meaning of TERRACE

Pronunciation:  'terus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
  2. [n]  (British) a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face); "Grosvenor Terrace"
  3. [n]  a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
  4. [v]  make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
  5. [v]  provide with a terrace, as of a house

TERRACE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bench, patio, terrasse
 See Also: area, form, furnish, garden, plateau, provide, render, row, shape, solar trap, suntrap, supply, tableland, terraced house



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ter"race\, n. [F. terrasse (cf. Sp. terraza, It.
    terrazza), fr. L. terra the earth, probably for tersa,
    originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch,
    E. torrid, and thirst. See {Thirst}, and cf. {Fumitory},
    {Inter}, v., {Patterre}, {Terrier}, {Trass}, {Tureen},
    1. A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth,
       supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft,
       or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.
    2. A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
    3. A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental
       nations are covered with terraces.
    4. A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a
       hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
    5. (Geol.) A level plain, usually with a steep front,
       bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
    Note: Many rivers are bordered by a series of terraces at
          different levels, indicating the flood plains at
          successive periods in their history.
    {Terrace epoch}. (Geol.) See {Drift epoch}, under {Drift}, a.
  2. \Ter"race\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Terraced}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Terracing}.]
    To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace
    or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building. --Sir H.
          Clermont's terraced height, and Esher's groves.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Berm or bench-like earth embankment, with a nearly level plain bounded by rising and falling slopes.
 Definition: a fluvial terrace is a remnant of an earlier flood-plain isolated by down-cutting of the river, resulting in a step-like series of "flats" and scarps. Beach terraces are old ocean or lake beaches isolated by lowered water levels.