verb (used with or without object), ter·raced, ter·rac·ing.
Origin of terrace
Examples from the Web for terrace
“They would bring them to the terrace and say, ‘You pay or you are his next meal,’” Trapuzzano explains.Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The apartment is quarantined but a terrace door was left open so the dog could go outside “to do his business.”The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a New York terrace, there is a dinner dance one balmy summer evening.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We began to slink outside, tentatively crossing the terrace.
“I realized that language was out of their realm, and the only reason that they sign was to obtain various rewards,” said Terrace.‘Project Nim’: The Stunning New Documentary about Chimpanzees|Marlow Stern|July 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
On the terrace beyond several children were playing, while before him, for many a mile, lay his own broad lands.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
The stars were shining when we came out on the terrace, and the waning moon still hung its crescent overhead.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
It had not only a garden but a terrace, and this terrace overlooked the sea, the blue sunny sea of the south.The Adventures of Herr Baby|Mrs. Molesworth
We have the terrace walls nearly finished; and I am in hopes to lay the corner stone of the temple by the middle of May.Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young
There was a light in the drawing-room that opened upon the terrace, which Batiscombe had not noticed before.To Leeward|F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for terrace
- a row of houses, usually identical and having common dividing walls, or the street onto which they face
- (cap when part of a street name)Grosvenor Terrace
- unroofed tiers around a football pitch on which the spectators stand
- the spectators themselves
Word Origin for terrace
Word Origin and History for terrace
1510s, "gallery, portico, balcony," later "flat, raised place for walking" (1570s), from Middle French terrace, from Old French terrasse "platform (built on or supported by a mound of earth)," from Vulgar Latin *terracea, fem. of *terraceus "earthen, earthy," from Latin terra "earth, land" (see terrain). As a natural formation in geology, attested from 1670s.