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Webster 1913 Edition


Terrace

Ter′race

,
Noun.
[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
,
Verb.
,
Patterre
,
Terrier
,
Trass
,
Tureen
,
Turmeric
.]
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.
☞ 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
,
Adj.

Ter′race

,
Verb.
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. Wotton.
Clermont’s
terraced
height, and Esher's groves.
Thomson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Terrace

TER'RACE

,
Noun.
[L. terra, the earth.]
1.
In gardening, a raised bank of earth with sloping sides, laid with turf, and graveled on the top for a walk.
2.
A balcony or open gallery.
3.
The flat roof of a house. All the buildings of the oriental nations are covered with terraces, where people walk or sleep.

TER'RACE

,
Verb.
T.
To form in to a terrace.
1.
To open to the air and light.

Definition 2022


Terrace

Terrace

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English

Proper noun

Terrace

  1. A city in British Columbia, Canada

terrace

terrace

See also: Terrace

English

A hill with terraces for rice paddies
The roof terrace of the Casa Grande hotel in Santiago de Cuba

Noun

terrace (plural terraces)

  1. A platform that extends outwards from a building.
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, chapterI:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  2. A raised, flat-topped bank of earth with sloping sides, especially one of a series for farming or leisure; a similar natural area of ground, often next to a river.
  3. A row of residential houses with no gaps between them; a group of row houses.
  4. (in the plural, chiefly Britain) The standing area at a football ground.
  5. (chiefly India) The roof of a building, especially if accessible to the residents. Often used for drying laundry, sun-drying foodstuffs, exercise, or sleeping outdoors in hot weather.

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Verb

terrace (third-person singular simple present terraces, present participle terracing, simple past and past participle terraced)

  1. To provide something with a terrace.
  2. To form something into a terrace.

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