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TERRACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terrace mean? 

TERRACE (noun)
  The noun TERRACE has 3 senses:

1. usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
3. a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)

  Familiarity information: TERRACE used as a noun is uncommon.


TERRACE (verb)
  The verb TERRACE has 2 senses:

1. provide (a house) with a terrace
2. make into terraces as for cultivation

  Familiarity information: TERRACE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TERRACE (noun)


Sense 1terrace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

patio; terrace

Hypernyms ("terrace" is a kind of...):

area (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "terrace"):

solar trap; suntrap (a terrace or garden oriented to take advantage of the sun while protected from cold winds)

Holonyms ("terrace" is a part of...):

garden (a yard or lawn adjoining a house)


Sense 2terrace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

terrace; bench

Hypernyms ("terrace" is a kind of...):

plateau; tableland (a relatively flat highland)


Sense 3terrace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

Grosvenor Terrace

Hypernyms ("terrace" is a kind of...):

row (an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line)

Meronyms (members of "terrace"):

terraced house (a house that is part of a terrace)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


TERRACE (verb)


Sense 1terrace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide (a house) with a terrace

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

terrace; terrasse

Context example:

We terrassed the country house

Hypernyms (to "terrace" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

architecture (the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2terrace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into terraces as for cultivation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The Incas terraced their mountainous land

Hypernyms (to "terrace" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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