What does terrace mean?

Definitions for terrace
ˈtɛr əster·race

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word terrace.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patio, terracenoun

    usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

  2. terrace, benchnoun

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

  3. terraceverb

    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, terrasseverb

    provide (a house) with a terrace

    "We terrassed the country house"

  5. terraceverb

    make into terraces as for cultivation

    "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"


  1. terracenoun

    A platform that extends outwards from a building.

  2. terracenoun

    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. terracenoun

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

  4. terracenoun

    The standing area at a football ground.

  5. terraceverb

    To provide something with a terrace.

  6. terraceverb

    To form something into a terrace.

  7. Etymology: From terrasse

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Terracenoun

    A small mount of earth covered with grass.

    Etymology: terrace, French; terraccia, Italian.

    He made her gardens not only within the palaces, but upon terrasses raised with earth over the arched roofs, planted with all sorts of fruits. William Temple.

    Fear broke my slumbers, I no longer stay,
    But mount the terrace, thence the town survey. Dryden.

  2. To Terraceverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The reception of light into the body of the building must now be supplied, by terracing any story which is in danger of darkness. Henry Wotton, Architecture.

    Clermont’s terrac’d height and Esher’s groves. James Thomson.


  1. terrace

    A terrace is an outdoor area or platform that is attached to a house or an apartment, often paved or floored with tiles, wood or concrete, used for relaxation, dining, or other activities. It is typically open to the sky but can also be covered or partially enclosed. In architecture, a terrace can also refer to a flat, levelled area built on a hillside, often used in gardening or farming.

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. Terraceverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terrace

    ter′ās, n. a raised level bank of earth: any raised flat place: the flat roof of a house:—pl. (geol.) comparatively level strips of land near the sea, lakes, or rivers, with a sharp descent at the edge towards the water, showing an ancient water-level.—v.t. to form into a terrace. [Fr. terrasse—It. terrazza—L. terra, the earth.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Terrace is ranked #101737 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Terrace surname appeared 177 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Terrace.

    87% or 154 total occurrences were White.
    6.2% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.6% or 10 total occurrences were Black.

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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 for terrace »

  1. caterer

  2. retrace

  3. recrate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of terrace in a Sentence

  1. Alex Hirsch:

    Apparently' happiest place on earth' meant' straightest,' thanks to Dana Terrace and team, there are explicitly queer animated main character on Disney TV.

  2. District Judge Trevor McFadden:

    The lower west terrace and the lower west terrace tunnel were the scenes of shocking violence and hostility towards police on January 6, 2021, no police officer should have to endure these attacks.

  3. Juan Manuel Benitez:

    I have taken all the measures that the council has advised. me to do with customers coming in one by one and sitting out on. the terrace.

  4. Deanna Brooks:

    This pool and the terrace transforms into your very own night club, surround sound, your music is out here, neon lights overlooking the strip.

  5. Emika Mizukoshi:

    I also was slandered after joining Terrace House, and was hurt, but we on TV are all human and have feelings. Words can be deadly weapons... We have to end this trend where you can say anything to so-called famous people.

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