Terrace

Definition of Terrace

Ter´race
n.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.
Terrace epoch
(Geol.) See Drift epoch, under Drift, a.
v. t.1.To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
[imp. & p. p. Terraced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Terracing .]
Clermont's terraced height, and Esher's groves.
- Thomson.

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