- terraced house,
Origin of terracing
verb (used with or without object), ter·raced, ter·rac·ing.
Origin of terrace
Examples from the Web for terracing
The terracing of all the hills is the most remarkable feature of Judean scenery.The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne|Andrew A. Bonar
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 cultivation round this village was on a level plain without any terracing.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson
Here we have coffee till the "terracing" is over: this is at about eight o'clock.
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 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.