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Definition of the noun terrace

What does terrace mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: terraces

  1. usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of terrace: patio
    • more generic word: area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    • more specific terms: solar trap / suntrap = a terrace or garden oriented to take advantage of the sun while protected from cold winds
    • part of: garden = a yard or lawn adjoining a house
  2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
  3. a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)

Alternative definition of the noun terrace


  1. A platform that extends outwards from a building.
  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 British] The standing area at a football ground.

Definition of the verb terrace

What does terrace mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: terraced | terracing | terraces

  1. provide (a house) with a terrace
  2. make into terraces as for cultivation
    • example: The Incas terraced their mountainous land
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: form / shape = give shape or form to


  1. Terrace is a city on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada. The Kitselas people, a tribe of the Tsimshian Nation, have lived in the Terrace area for thousands of years. The community population fell between 2001 and 2006 from 12,109 with a regional population of 19,980 to 11,320 and regional of 18,581. The 2011 census showed that the community population had fallen further to 11,486. The community is the regional retail and service hub for the northwestern portion of British Columbia. The administrative offices of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District are also located in Terrace.
  2. Terrace is a ghost town, located in the Great Salt Lake Desert in west-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The town was established April 1, 1869 as a Central Pacific Railroad "division point", on the route of the First Transcontinental Railroad and included a 16 stall roundhouse and an 8 track switchyard. Terrace was dependent on the railroad throughout its history.

There are other places with in their name, like Bay Terrace, Oak Terrace, Terrace Bay, Lake Terrace, Pine Terrace, Rose Terrace, Terrace Hill, Terrace Park, Terrace View, York Terrace, Grand Terrace, Islip Terrace, Jones Terrace, Rayon Terrace, River Terrace, golden terrace, Summit Terrace, Sunset Terrace, Vinita Terrace.

Phrases with Terrace

  1. Terrace Chant
  2. End of Terrace

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Terrace

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Google previewThe Horner Site (2016)

The Type Site of the Cody Cultural Complex by George C. Frison, Lawrence C. Todd

The Cody Terrace is a Pleistocene "fill terrace" on bedrock (Moss and Bonini 1961), composed of coarse gravels of probable Pleistocene age,

Google previewThe Inward Garden (2007)

Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning by Julie Moir Messervy

As a pausing place between inside and outside, a terrace is a pool of space that is both part of the house and part of its...

Google previewA Complete Course in Geography (1875)

Physical, Industrial, and Political : with a Special Geography for Each State by William Swinton

The first terrace is the coast plain, extending from 25 to 60 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. It consists mainly of fertile lowlands...

Google previewSoil survey (1966)

by United States. Bureau of Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, United States. Soil Conservation Service, United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

terrace is a combination of a ridge and channel built across the slope to divert or stop the flow of water. Terraces are used to control erosion, to conserve moisture, and to serve as guidelines for contour farming. They are most effective on ...

Google previewThe Builder's Dictionary: Or, Gentleman and Architect's Companion (1734)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice ...

The Terrace is a Breast- Work, usually lin'd and breasted with a strong Wall; incompliance with the natural Inequality of the Ground. Sometimes it is made in Talus, or astopc, and cover'd with Turf. Counter TERRACE, is a Terrace rais'd over ...

Google previewSoil Survey of Antelope County, Nebraska (1978)

The level terrace is an earth embankment or a ridge and channel constructed across the slope at suitable spacing and at no grade. The ends of the level terrace are closed so that as much water as possible is held in the soil. Examples of soils ...

Google previewA topographical dictionary of Ireland (1840)

comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs corporate, market, and post towns, parishes and villages ... : With an appendix describing the electoral boundaries of the several bouroughs as defined by the act of the 2d. and 3d. of William IV. by Samuel Lewis

terrace is an extensive panoramic view of the Middle and Lower lakes, with the surrounding scenery ; and at a moderate elevation above the river is a beautiful round tower with projecting battlements, resembling an ancient water tower, which ...

Google previewThe Beauties of England and Wales (1801)

Or Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley

Beyond the terrace is a pleasant valley, consisting of about twenty acres, called the Lavender Farm, exclusively appropriated to the cultivation of that herb, and separated by a line of shrubs from a steep and rugged ravine, where the high road ...

Google previewTime Out New York (2012)

by Editors of Time Out

A short bus ride west along Richmond Terrace is the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, set in the 83-acre grounds of a former sailors' home. The Staten Island Zoo, adjacent to the Clove Lakes Park, has a rainforest and one of the East Coast's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2008)

by Vincent Terrace

Vincent Terrace. called the Knights of the Broken Thorn. The only other character from the original program is Sergeant Garcia. The new series introduces several additional characters: Esmeralda, Moncada's widowed sister, the girl with whom ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)

by Eric Bird

⊡ Flat-topped cliffs and stacks indicate the coastal terrace at Ten Mile River. (Courtesy Geostudies.) shoreline erosion is extensive, possibly as a result of the stabilisation and dredging of the entrance to allow ships access to Eureka.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Nonincised stream Surface 3 Surface 3 Hydrologic floodplain Terrace carp S Surface 1 Surface 2 Surface 2 Surface 2 Surface 1 Bankfull channel (b) Incised stream (early widening phase) Surface 3 Surface 3 Hydrologic floodplain Terrace ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2009)

Second Edition by Marc Bekoff

Similar ASL projects were started with other great apes, such as the gorilla Koko by Francine Patterson, the chimpanzee Nim by Herbert Terrace, and the orangutan Chantek by Lyn Miles. Different communication methods were used as well.

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist: Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany ... The Second Edition. Carefully Revised ... and Very Much Enlarged, Etc (1797)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.)

Terrace was carried almost all round the outmoderately-raised walk, sometimes extending || And in its formation all the...

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They look outside the windows of their apartment in town and realize they're not living in a terrace anymore. This is a room full of dreamers who like to go to London for a day. (Johnny Vegas)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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