terrace

[ ter-uhs ]
/ ˈtɛr əs /

noun

verb (used with or without object), ter·raced, ter·rac·ing.

to form into or furnish with a terrace or terraces.

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Origin of terrace

1505–15; earlier terrasse<Middle French <Old Provençal terrassa<Vulgar Latin *terrācea, feminine of *terrāceus.See terra, -aceous

OTHER WORDS FROM terrace

ter·race·less, adjectiveun·ter·raced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for terrace

terrace
/ (ˈtɛrəs) /

noun

verb

(tr) to make into or provide with a terrace or terraces

Derived forms of terrace

terraceless, adjective

Word Origin for terrace

C16: from Old French terrasse, from Old Provençal terrassa pile of earth, from terra earth, from Latin
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Medical definitions for terrace

terrace
[ tĕrĭs ]

v.

To suture in several rows, as when closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.
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