terrace

A terrace is a paved or brick outdoor area right next to a house or apartment. You might have a nice dinner out on your terrace, enjoying the sunset.

Terrace and patio are synonyms. Another meaning for terrace is "a block of row houses that are connected by shared walls and are built in a similar style." Terrace also refers to flat areas on a hillside where people farm or have built houses. That land has been terraced, meaning "made into shelves."

Primary Meanings of terrace

1.
nv
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
make into terraces as for cultivation
2.
n
a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)
Full Definitions of terrace
1

n usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

Synonyms:
patio
Types:
solar trap, suntrap
a terrace or garden oriented to take advantage of the sun while protected from cold winds
Type of:
area
a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

n a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

Synonyms:
bench
Type of:
plateau, tableland
a relatively flat highland

v make into terraces as for cultivation

“The Incas terraced their mountainous land”
Type of:
form, shape
give shape or form to

v provide (a house) with a terrace

Synonyms:
terrasse
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to
2

n a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)

“Grosvenor Terrace
Type of:
row
an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line

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