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ter·race

 (tĕr′ĭs)
n.
1.
a. A porch or walkway bordered by colonnades.
b. A platform extending outdoors from a floor of a house or apartment building.
2. An open, often paved area adjacent to a house serving as an outdoor living space; a patio.
3. A raised bank of earth having vertical or sloping sides and a flat top: turning a hillside into a series of ascending terraces for farming.
4. A flat, narrow stretch of ground, often having a steep slope facing a river, lake, or sea.
5.
a. A row of buildings erected on raised ground or on a sloping site.
b. A section of row houses.
c. Abbr. Ter. or Terr. A residential street, especially along the top or slope of a hill.
6. A narrow strip of landscaped earth in the middle of a street.
tr.v. ter·raced, ter·rac·ing, ter·rac·es
1. To provide (a house, for example) with a terrace or terraces.
2. To form (a hillside or sloping lawn, for example) into terraces.

[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal terrassa, from Vulgar Latin *terrācea, feminine of *terrāceus, earthen, from Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

terrace

(ˈtɛrəs)
n
1. a horizontal flat area of ground, often one of a series in a slope
2. (Building)
a. a row of houses, usually identical and having common dividing walls, or the street onto which they face
b. (cap when part of a street name): Grosvenor Terrace.
3. (Building) a paved area alongside a building, serving partly as a garden
4. (Architecture) a balcony or patio
5. (Architecture) the flat roof of a house built in a Spanish or Oriental style
6. (Physical Geography) a flat area bounded by a short steep slope formed by the down-cutting of a river or by erosion
7. (Soccer) (usually plural)
a. unroofed tiers around a football pitch on which the spectators stand
b. the spectators themselves
8. (Rugby) (usually plural)
a. unroofed tiers around a football pitch on which the spectators stand
b. the spectators themselves
vb
(Building) (tr) to make into or provide with a terrace or terraces
[C16: from Old French terrasse, from Old Provençal terrassa pile of earth, from terra earth, from Latin]
ˈterraceless adj

ter•race

(ˈtɛr əs)

n., v. -raced, -rac•ing. n.
1. a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, esp. one of a series of levels rising one above another.
2. the top of such a construction, used as a platform, garden, road, etc.
3. a nearly level strip of land with a more or less abrupt descent along the margin of the sea, a lake, or a river.
4. an open, often paved area connected to a house or apartment building and serving as an outdoor living area; patio.
5. a platform projecting from an outside wall, as of an apartment; balcony.
6. the flat roof of a house.
7. a row of houses on or near the top of a slope.
8. a residential street following the top of a slope.
v.t.
9. to form into or furnish with a terrace or terraces.
[1505–15; earlier terrasse < Middle French < Old Provençal terrassa < Vulgar Latin *terrācea. See terra]

Terrace

 a series of things, especially houses.
Examples: living terrace of crippled children, 1896; terraces of gravel (geology), 1878; of houses (e.g., Adelphi Terrace), 1796.

terrace


Past participle: terraced
Gerund: terracing

Imperative
terrace
terrace
Present
I terrace
you terrace
he/she/it terraces
we terrace
you terrace
they terrace
Preterite
I terraced
you terraced
he/she/it terraced
we terraced
you terraced
they terraced
Present Continuous
I am terracing
you are terracing
he/she/it is terracing
we are terracing
you are terracing
they are terracing
Present Perfect
I have terraced
you have terraced
he/she/it has terraced
we have terraced
you have terraced
they have terraced
Past Continuous
I was terracing
you were terracing
he/she/it was terracing
we were terracing
you were terracing
they were terracing
Past Perfect
I had terraced
you had terraced
he/she/it had terraced
we had terraced
you had terraced
they had terraced
Future
I will terrace
you will terrace
he/she/it will terrace
we will terrace
you will terrace
they will terrace
Future Perfect
I will have terraced
you will have terraced
he/she/it will have terraced
we will have terraced
you will have terraced
they will have terraced
Future Continuous
I will be terracing
you will be terracing
he/she/it will be terracing
we will be terracing
you will be terracing
they will be terracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been terracing
you have been terracing
he/she/it has been terracing
we have been terracing
you have been terracing
they have been terracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been terracing
you will have been terracing
he/she/it will have been terracing
we will have been terracing
you will have been terracing
they will have been terracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been terracing
you had been terracing
he/she/it had been terracing
we had been terracing
you had been terracing
they had been terracing
Conditional
I would terrace
you would terrace
he/she/it would terrace
we would terrace
you would terrace
they would terrace
Past Conditional
I would have terraced
you would have terraced
he/she/it would have terraced
we would have terraced
you would have terraced
they would have terraced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terrace - usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residenceterrace - usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
garden - a yard or lawn adjoining a house
solar trap, suntrap - a terrace or garden oriented to take advantage of the sun while protected from cold winds
2.terrace - a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)terrace - a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
plateau, tableland - a relatively flat highland
3.terrace - a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face); "Grosvenor Terrace"
terraced house - a house that is part of a terrace
row - an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Verb1.terrace - provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house"
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.terrace - make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
Translations
صَفُّ الـمَنَازِلمُدَرَّجات زِراعِيَهيُدَرِّج
terasaterasovitě upravitřada domůřadové domky
terrasseinddele i terrasserrækkehuse
terassi
terasa
teraszsorházak
húsaröîmynda hjalla/stallastallur, hjallur
テラスハウス
테라스
namų eilėpadaryti terasasterasa
izveidot terasimāju rindaterase
rad domovterasaterasovito upraviť
terasa
terrass
ระเบียง
dãy nhà

terrace

[ˈterəs]
A. N
1. (= patio, verandah) → terraza f; (= roof) → azotea f
2. (= raised bank) → terraplén m
3. [of houses] → hilera f de casas (adosadas); (= name of street) → calle f
4. (Agr) → terraza f
5. (Sport) the terraceslas gradas fpl, el graderío
B. VT [+ hillside, garden] → construir terrazas en, terraplenar

terrace

[ˈtɛrəs]
n
(British) (= row of houses) → rangée f de maisons (identiques et attenantes les unes aux autres)
(outside house, restaurant)terrasse f
(on hillside)terrasse f
terraces npl (British) the terraces (at football ground)les gradins mpl

terrace

n
(= patio)Terrasse f
(on hillside) → Terrasse f; terrace cultivationTerrassenfeldbau m
terraces pl (Brit Sport) → Ränge pl
(Brit: = row of houses) → Häuserreihe f; (as street name) → ˜ Weg m
vt garden, hillin Terrassen anlegen, stufenförmig anlegen

terrace

[ˈtɛrəs] n
a. (patio, verandah) → terrazza, terrazzo
b. (Brit) (row of houses) → fila di case a schiera
c. the terraces npl (Brit) (Sport) → le gradinate

terrace

(ˈterəs) noun
1. (one of a number of) raised level banks of earth etc, like large steps, on the side of a hill etc. Vines are grown on terraces on the hillside.
2. a row of houses connected to each other.
verb
to make into a terrace or terraces. The hillside has been terraced to make new vineyards.

terrace

صَفُّ الـمَنَازِل řadové domky terrasse Terrasse πεζούλι terraza terassi terrasse terasa terrazza テラスハウス 테라스 aaneengesloten huizenrij terrasse taras terraço терраса terrass ระเบียง teras dãy nhà 成排的房屋
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I liked the great terrace best, for the view was divine, so while the rest went to see the rooms inside, I sat there trying to sketch the gray stone lion's head on the wall, with scarlet woodbine sprays hanging round it.
Fortified by these assurances, the dark figure left the brow of the natural rocky terrace, where it had stood a moment, drawn in a strong outline against the blushing morning sky, and moved with dignity into the very center of the huts.
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
He was the same--he was the same, and seen, this time, as he had been seen before, from the waist up, the window, though the dining room was on the ground floor, not going down to the terrace on which he stood.
He walked down to a little bowered terrace at the water's edge and sat upon a seat and breathed in all the heavenly scents of the night.
THE old Archiepiscopal Palace of Lambeth, on the southern bank of the Thames -with its Bishop's Walk and Garden, and its terrace fronting the river -- is an architectural relic of the London of former times, precious to all lovers of the picturesque, in the utilitarian London of the present day.
Waste forces within him, and a desert all around, this man stood still on his way across a silent terrace, and saw for a moment, lying in the wilderness before him, a mirage of honourable ambition, self-denial, and perseverance.
from his own pocket, I believe), and I gave Mealy sixpence out of it to get my trunk carried to Windsor Terrace that night: it being too heavy for my strength, small as it was.
It was an odd sensation to see his very familiar face established quite at home in that very unfamiliar room and region; and I found myself looking at him, much as I looked at the corner-cupboard with the glass and china, the shells upon the chimney-piece, and the coloured engravings on the wall, representing the death of Captain Cook, a ship-launch, and his Majesty King George the Third in a state-coachman's wig, leather-breeches, and top-boots, on the terrace at Windsor.
They had reached the great flight of steps that led from the conservatory on to the terrace.
He set his teeth and said nothing, but went with the shouting monkeys to a terrace above the red sandstone reservoirs that were half-full of rain water.
When he had reached a prodigious height, he next darted back to earth, and alighted on the terrace belonging to a castle, shaking me violently out of the saddle as he did so, and giving me such a blow with his tail, that he knocked out my right eye.