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ˈtɛr əster·race

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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"


  1. terrace(Noun)

    A platform that extends outwards from a building.

    Etymology: From terrasse

  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.

    Etymology: From terrasse

  3. terrace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From terrasse

  4. terrace(Noun)

    The standing area at a football ground.

    Etymology: From terrasse

  5. terrace(Verb)

    To provide something with a terrace.

    Etymology: From terrasse

  6. terrace(Verb)

    To form something into a terrace.

    Etymology: 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.

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.]

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, retrace

  2. Caterer

  3. Retrace

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Lynne Smith:

    I go out every day driving around, every day you see things that are inspirational. Getting up in the morning I sit on the terrace, I look out to the sea, to the islands.

  4. Nien Boots:

    Other residents are in need of social interaction. They will sit down with you at the terrace or try to talk with you on the street, everybody gets a bit lonely sometimes.

  5. Markus Binkert:

    When we create lounges we always try to think,' What will be the one distinctive factor ? ,' in this lounge it will be the terrace... this beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps. It's going to be a destination of its own.

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
    • A. famish
    • B. loom
    • C. abduct
    • D. affront

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