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Dictionary Definition



1 usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence [syn: patio]
2 a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below) [syn: bench]
3 a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face); "Grosvenor Terrace"


1 provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house" [syn: terrasse]
2 make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈtɛɹəs/, /"tEr@s/
    Rhymes: -ɛrəs


  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. The standing area at a football ground.


platform that extends outwards from a building


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

Extensive Definition

A terrace may refer to:
Proper names
terrace in German: Terrasse
terrace in Esperanto: Teraso
terrace in French: Terrasse
terrace in Lithuanian: Terasa
terrace in Dutch: Terras
terrace in Polish: Taras

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