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Definition of Terrace


  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. A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
  6. To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.

Terrace Quotations

But Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.
Cliff Richard

Some people say ,'Shah Rukh, you work so hard. Why don't you sit back with a glass of red wine or go out on the terrace for a smoke?' But that's not me.
Shahrukh Khan

One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Jean Giraudoux

There was a time in my life when I was going in and out of houses that were extraordinarily different - from a working-class terrace in Northampton to the homes of friends who were really very wealthy. It was quite an odd position to be in, I realise looking back, and quite a nice one.
Mark Haddon

When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
John McCarthy
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Terrace Translations

terrace in Dutch is terras
terrace in French is terrasse
terrace in German is Terrasse
terrace in Hungarian is terasz
terrace in Spanish is terraza
terrace in Swedish is terrassera, husrad, terass
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