Definitions of terrace

  1. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity ( with steep slopes above and below)
  2. provide with a terrace, as of a house
  3. ( British) a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls ( or the street on which they face); " Grosvenor Terrace"
  4. make into terraces as for cultivation; " The Incas terraced their mountainous land"
  5. a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls ( or the street on which they face); " Grosvenor Terrace"
  6. provide ( a house) with a terrace; " We terrassed the country house"
  7. 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.
  8. A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
  9. A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces.
  10. A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
  11. A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
  12. To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
  13. To form or build in a terrace or terraces.
  14. A raised level bank of earth: any raised flat place: the flat roof of a house.
  15. To form into a terrace.
  16. Raised level bank; flat roof of a house.
  17. To fashion as a terrace; build in terraces.
  18. A raised level space, or such levels collectively.
  19. A raised level space or platform of earth, with sloping sides, and usually laid with turf; a street along the top of a terrace slope; a balcony or open gallery: the flat roof of a house as in the East.
  20. To form into a terrace; to open to the air and light.
  21. A raised bank or platform of earth, either natural or artificial; any shelf or bank of land having a uniformly flat or level surface; any raised flat work or place; an open gallery; the flat roof of a house.

Usage examples for terrace

  1. Broad and magnificent flights of marble stairs led up from the quay to a sort of terrace that seemed to run along for miles, and beyond rose the town built on a hill. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  2. The other afternoon as I was sitting on the Terrace, a gentleman and two young ladies came and sat down quite near me. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  3. Seti walked up and down the terrace beyond the portico leaning on my shoulder, and talking by snatches of this or that. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  4. After a time she took my arm and we walked down the terrace. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  5. Robert found Dolly sitting with her mother on the terrace. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  6. I heard him walking up and down the terrace, and I heard you go out. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  7. I should like to go down on the terrace, she adds, after a moment. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  8. He swung about and stepped across the terrace to a French window that stood open to the air and sunshine. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  9. St. George turned and looked over the terrace. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  10. He was turning away when he heard a slight sound, the great door opened slowly, and " that girl" came out on to the terrace. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  11. It's after two, and Miss Harding's waiting on the terrace. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  12. They stood watching him as he moved across the terrace. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  13. " Let me just show you the terrace," he said to her. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. At the foot the door stood open to the terrace. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  15. What success might have attended her petition is uncertain, but the problem was solved by the appearance of the Countess herself on the terrace above them, which ran the length of the castle on its western side. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  16. A first lieutenant, who felt his importance and also a sense of disappointment at having arrived too late to see the fighting, left his men at the gate of the Palace, and advanced up the terrace, stopping to ask for information as he came. – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  17. She's on the terrace; she's talking to Mr. Courtier. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  18. Leave Cecilia alone on the terrace when you're all ready, and see what happens. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  19. I spent the night lying on the terrace. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore