The definition of a terrace is a patio, balcony or other outdoor living area.(noun)
An example of a terrace is a paved sitting area which is next to an apartment's back door.
See terrace in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr, walled platform, orig., mound of earth < It terrazzo < terra < L, terra
See terrace in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Old Provençal terrassa
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *terrācea
Origin: , feminine of *terrāceus, earthen
Origin: , from Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.
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