Origin of terracing
verb (used with or without object), ter·raced, ter·rac·ing.
Origin of terrace
Examples from the Web for terracing
Historical Examples of terracing
But this method of terracing the hills is not to be considered, by any means, as a common practice in China.
He spoke of the vineyards of Madeira where slopes as incorrigibly steep as these were redeemed by terracing.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
A striking feature of the farming is the manner of terracing the sides of the hills and mountains.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
The alluvial platforms are of great extent, and so nearly level, that no terracing is required for purposes of irrigation.
The cultivation round this village was on a level plain without any terracing.
- 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
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.