a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, especially one of a series of levels rising one above another.
the top of such a construction, used as a platform, garden, road, etc.
a nearly level strip of land with a more or less abrupt descent along the margin of the sea, a lake, or a river.
the flat roof of a house.
an open, often paved area connected to a house or an apartment house and serving as an outdoor living area; deck.
an open platform, as projecting from the outside wall of an apartment; a large balcony.
a row of houses on or near the top of a slope.
a residential street following the top of a slope.
to form into or furnish with a terrace or terraces.
- ter·race·less, adjective
- un·ter·raced, adjective
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How to use terrace in a sentence
So, the other PenPlace buildings — three large, traditional office towers that will start going up in 2022 — are designed with terraces and surrounding green space.The Helix is a distraction. Amazon’s new headquarters will change more than just its Arlington neighborhood. | Philip Kennicott | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The officers stumbled over blood and debris until they were pressed against a limestone wall at the rear of the terrace.“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection | by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan | February 12, 2021 | ProPublica
It’s easy to share his joy when you stand on the museum’s terrace with the impossibly blue Mediterranean before you.An art lover’s Impressionist video trip to Provence and the Riviera | Nancy Nathan | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The shelter currently has three floors of living space with eight rooms, a common area and a terrace for recreation.Casa Frida becomes second home for Mexico City’s LGBTQ community | Yariel Valdés González | January 22, 2021 | Washington Blade
The mob erected a barricade from the debris, using bleacher and scaffolding parts to block officers from moving along the upper terrace.How battered D.C. police made a stand against the Capitol mob | Peter Hermann | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
At the center of allegations about a political cover-up is a nondescript Edwardian terraced house in West London.Alleged U.K. Parliamentary Pedophile Ring Hushed Up for Decades | Nico Hines | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They showed my mother, laughing on a terraced hill, land stitched with olive trees.
“Requiem for the Croppies” Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013: Accessible, Yes, and Beautiful | Jimmy So | August 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Less than 30 meters from where the ship is resting is the first of many terraced drop-offs that lead to 90-meter-deep waters.Last Hope for Costa Concordia’s Missing as Ship Tanks Risk Bursting | Barbie Latza Nadeau | January 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They swept over the deserted, terraced city that was the gateway to the guarded interior, flew back over the line of sea islands.Star Born | Andre Norton
Imagine the river, deep down between steep terraced banks, flowing through the level plain.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
Now indeed, looking up at the terraced olive-groves, we feel that we are in Italy.Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
The roofs are of tile, for the winters on the hills are too severe to permit the flat, terraced roofs of Algiers or Bona.
We were glad to see how fair La Superba could be, with her terraced gardens, many villas, and noble background of blue mountains.Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for terrace
a horizontal flat area of ground, often one of a series in a slope
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
a paved area alongside a building, serving partly as a garden
a balcony or patio
the flat roof of a house built in a Spanish or Oriental style
a flat area bounded by a short steep slope formed by the down-cutting of a river or by erosion
unroofed tiers around a football pitch on which the spectators stand
the spectators themselves
(tr) to make into or provide with a terrace or terraces
- terraceless, adjective
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