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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Terrace  \Ter"race\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Terraced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Terracing}.] 
  To  form  into  a  terrace  or  terraces;  to  furnish  with  a  terrace 
  or  terraces,  as  to  terrace  a  garden,  or  a  building.  --Sir  H. 
  Clermont's  terraced  height,  and  Esher's  groves. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Terrace  \Ter"race\,  n.  [F.  terrasse  (cf.  Sp  terraza  It 
  terrazza),  fr  L.  terra  the  earth,  probably  for  tersa, 
  originally  meaning,  dry  land,  and  akin  to  torrere  to  parch, 
  E.  torrid,  and  thirst.  See  {Thirst},  and  cf  {Fumitory}, 
  {Inter},  v.,  {Patterre},  {Terrier},  {Trass},  {Tureen}, 
  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. 
  Note:  Many  rivers  are  bordered  by  a  series  of  terraces  at 
  different  levels,  indicating  the  flood  plains  at 
  successive  periods  in  their  history. 
  {Terrace  epoch}.  (Geol.)  See  {Drift  epoch},  under  {Drift},  a. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  usually  paved  outdoor  area  adjoining  a  residence  [syn:  {patio}] 
  2:  a  shelf  of  rock  with  steep  slopes  above  and  below  [syn:  {bench}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  a  terrace,  as  of  a  house  [syn:  {terrasse}] 
  2:  make  into  terraces  as  for  cultivation;  "The  Incas  terraced 
  their  mountainous  land" 

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