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Definition of Terrace

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porch, paved outdoor area; flat roof; flat section of earth with sloping sides
construct a porch, build a patio or deck; create many narrow flat levels in a hillside (for agriculture or to prevent erosion)
Terrace Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v.)
A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
  
(v.)
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.
  
(v.)
A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
  
(v.)
A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces.
  
(v.)
A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
  
(v. t.)
To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
  
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terrace
\ter"race\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. terraced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. terracing (?).] to form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building. h. wotton. clermont's terraced height, and esher's groves.
terrace
\ter"race\ (?), n. [f. terrasse (cf. sp. terraza, it. terrazza), fr. l. terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, e. torrid, and thirst. see thirst, and cf. fumitory, inter, v., patterre, terrier, trass, tureen, turmeric.]
1. 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. a balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
3. a flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the oriental nations are covered with terraces.
4. a street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
5. (geol.) a level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
note: many rivers are bordered by a series of terraces at different levels, indicating the flood plains at successive periods in their history.
terrace
epoch. (geol.) see drift epoch, under drift, a.
terrace
n
1. usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence [syn: patio]


2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below) [syn: bench]
v 1: provide with a terrace, as of a house [syn: terrasse]
2: make into terraces as for cultivation; "the incas terraced their mountainous land"




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English Phonetics

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Anagram
     caterer     retrace
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
(synonym) patio
(hypernym) area
(hyponym) suntrap, solar trap
(part-holonym) garden
(derivation) terrasse
2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
(synonym) bench
(hypernym) tableland, plateau
3. a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face); "Grosvenor Terrace"
(hypernym) row
(member-meronym) terraced house
(classification) United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, GB, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Verb
1. provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house"
(synonym) terrasse
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(derivation) patio
(classification) architecture
2. make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
(hypernym) shape, form
(derivation) bench
Terrace Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A steplike feature between higher and lower ground; a relatively flat or gently inclined shelf of earth, backed and fronted by steep slopes or manmade retaining walls. (DOI4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
a row of houses(more than two) that are joined to each other
Terrace Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
A broad surface running along the contour. It can be a natural phenomenon or specially constructed to intercept runoff, thereby preventing erosion and conserving moisture. Sometimes they are built to provide adequate rooting depths for plants.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
A broad surface running along the contour. It can be a natural phenomenon or specially constructed to intercept runoff, thereby preventing erosion and conserving moisture. Sometimes they are built to provide adequate rooting depths for plants.
Fishery Glossary
A relatively flat horizontal or gently inclined surface, sometimes long and narrow, which is bounded by a steeper ascending slope on one side and by a steeper descending slope on the opposite side. IHO/IOC (1985)
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Terrace Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Terrace may refer to:
  • Terrace (agriculture), a leveled surface
  • Terrace (building), a raised flat platform
  • Terrace (geology), a step-like landform that borders a shoreline or river floodplain
  • Terrace garden, an element where a raised flat paved or gravelled section overlooks a prospect
  • Terraced house, a style of housing where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows
  • Terrace (stadium), standing spectator areas, especially in Europe and South America, or the sloping portion of the outfield in a baseball stadium, not necessarily for seating, but for practical or decorative purposes
  • Fluvial (stream or river) terrace, natural, flat surface or surfaces that border(s) and lies above the floodplain of a stream or river
  • Tone terracing in phonetics
  • Terrace melodic motion in music
  • In Indian English, the roof of a building, especially one accessible to the residents for various purposes

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Terrace Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Cocktails
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 oz. vermouth
juice 1/2 lime
cocktail glass
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) (Erosion and Irrigation) An embankment or combination of an embankment and channel constructed across a slope to control erosion by diverting and temporarily storing surface runoff instead of permitting it to flow uninterrupted down the slope. Outlets may be soil infiltration only, vegetated waterways, tile outlets, or combinations thereof. (2) (Geological) An old alluvial plain, ordinarily flat or undulating, bordering a river, lake, or the sea. Stream terraces are frequently called second bottoms, as contrasted to flood plains, and are seldom subject to overflow. Marine terraces were deposited by the sea and are generally wide. Also, a Berm or discontinuous segments of a berm, in a valley at some height above the Flood Plain, representing a former abandoned flood plain of the stream.
Terrace Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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