Definitions for Terraceˈtɛr əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ter•raceˈtɛr əs(n.; v.)-raced, -rac•ing.

  1. (n.)a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, esp. one of a series of levels rising one above another.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. the top of such a construction, used as a platform, garden, road, etc.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a nearly level strip of land with a more or less abrupt descent along the margin of the sea, a lake, or a river.

  4. an open, often paved area connected to a house or apartment building and serving as an outdoor living area; patio.

    Category: Architecture

  5. a platform projecting from an outside wall, as of an apartment; balcony.

    Category: Architecture

  6. the flat roof of a house.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  7. a row of houses on or near the top of a slope.

  8. a residential street following the top of a slope.

  9. (v.t.)to form into or furnish with a terrace or terraces.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of terrace:

1505–15; earlier terrasse < MF < OPr terrassa < VL *terrācea. See terra

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patio, terrace(noun)

    usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

  2. terrace, bench(noun)

    a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

  3. terrace(verb)

    a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)

    "Grosvenor Terrace"

  4. terrace, terrasse(verb)

    provide (a house) with a terrace

    "We terrassed the country house"

  5. terrace(verb)

    make into terraces as for cultivation

    "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. terrace(noun)ˈtɛr əs

    an area next to a house, restaurant, etc. used for sitting, eating, etc. outside

    a table for two on the terrace

  2. terraceˈtɛr əs

    a row of houses built with their walls connected to each other


  1. terrace(Noun)

    A platform that extends outwards from a building.

  2. terrace(Noun)

    A raised, flat-topped bank of earth with sloping sides, especially one of a series for farming or leisure; a similar natural area of ground, often next to a river.

  3. terrace(Noun)

    A row of residential houses with no gaps between them; a group of row houses.

  4. terrace(Noun)

    The standing area at a football ground.

  5. terrace(Verb)

    To provide something with a terrace.

  6. terrace(Verb)

    To form something into a terrace.

  7. Origin: From terrasse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrace

    a raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure

  2. Terrace

    a balcony, especially a large and uncovered one

  3. Terrace

    a flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces

  4. Terrace

    a street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses

  5. Terrace

    a level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea

  6. Terrace(verb)

    to form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building


  1. Terrace

    Terrace is a city on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada. The Kitselas people, a tribe of the Tsimshian Nation, have lived in the Terrace area for thousands of years. The community population fell between 2001 and 2006 from 12,109 with a regional population of 19,980 to 11,320 and regional of 18,581. The 2011 census showed that the community population had fallen further to 11,486. The community is the regional retail and service hub for the northwestern portion of British Columbia. The administrative offices of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District are also located in Terrace. The community sits on the Canadian National Railway and the Yellowhead Highway. Air services for the community are provided through Northwest Regional Airport, with connections to Prince George, Smithers, and Vancouver. The Terrace railway station is served by Via Rail's Jasper – Prince Rupert train. Health care in Terrace is administered by Northern Health and provided, in part, by Mills Memorial Hospital.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Terrace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4758

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Terrace' in Nouns Frequency: #1607

Anagrams of Terrace

  1. caterer, retrace

  2. Caterer

  3. Retrace

Translations for Terrace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(one of a number of) raised level banks of earth etc, like large steps, on the side of a hill etc

Vines are grown on terraces on the hillside.

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