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Definition of "terrace" []

  • A porch or walkway bordered by colonnades. (noun)
  • A platform extending outdoors from a floor of a house or apartment building. (noun)
  • An open, often paved area adjacent to a house serving as an outdoor living space; a patio. (noun)
  • A raised bank of earth having vertical or sloping sides and a flat top: turning a hillside into a series of ascending terraces for farming. (noun)
  • A flat, narrow stretch of ground, often having a steep slope facing a river, lake, or sea. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "terrace" in a sentence
  • "HotLips in the Pearl has a great pie and the outdoor terrace is full of Europeans."
  • "The lounge terrace is a white, clean space, with sofas, “tatames”, wood and a lot of green (plants)."
  • "Domenico Pugliese for The Wall Street Journal The Lanesborough Hotel's custom-built walk-in humidor At the newly opened, ultra-stylish Mamilla in Jerusalem, the city's first boutique hotel, the cigar terrace is the first of its kind in the city and is indoors, as there are less strict smoking laws in Israel."