- Present participle of terrace.
Variant of terrace
- a raised, flat mound of earth with sloping sides
- any of a series of flat platforms of earth with sloping sides, rising one above the other, as on a hillside
- a geologic formation of this nature
- an unroofed, paved area, immediately adjacent to a house, etc. and usually overlooking a lawn or garden
- a gallery, portico, or colonnade
- a usually spacious veranda; piazza
- a small, usually roofed balcony, as outside an apartment
- a flat roof, esp. of a house of Spanish or Middle Eastern architecture
- a line of houses, esp. of row houses, on ground raised from the street
- a street in front of such houses: often used in street names
- ☆ a parklike strip in the middle of a boulevard, etc.
Origin of terraceOld French walled platform, origin, originally , mound of earth ; from Italian terrazzo ; from terra ; from Classical Latin terra