terrace

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A hill with terraces for rice paddies
The roof terrace of the Casa Grande hotel in Santiago de Cuba

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From French terrasse

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terrace (plural terraces)

  1. A platform that extends outwards from a building.
  2. A raised, flat-topped bank of earth with sloping sides, especially one of a series for farming or leisure; a similar natural area of ground, often next to a river.
  3. A row of residential houses with no gaps between them; a group of row houses.
  4. (in the plural, chiefly UK) The standing area at a football ground.
  5. (chiefly India) The roof of a building, especially if accessible to the residents. Often used for drying laundry, sun-drying foodstuffs, exercise, or sleeping outdoors in hot weather.

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terrace (third-person singular simple present terraces, present participle terracing, simple past and past participle terraced)

  1. To provide something with a terrace.
  2. To form something into a terrace.

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