Definition of terrace noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈterəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəs//
    Soccer, In the garden, Types of home
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  1. 1 [countable] (British English) (often in the names of streets) a continuous row of similar houses that are joined together in one block 12 Albert Terrace See related entries: Types of home
  2. 2[countable] a flat, hard area, especially outside a house or restaurant, where you can sit, eat and enjoy the sun a sun terrace a roof terrace All rooms have a balcony or terrace. see also patio See related entries: In the garden
  3. 3terraces [plural] (British English) the wide steps at a football (soccer ) ground where people can stand to watch the game See related entries: Soccer
  4. 4[countable] one of a series of flat areas of ground that are cut into the side of a hill like steps so that crops can be grown there
  5. Word Originearly 16th cent. (denoting an open gallery, later a platform or balcony in a theatre): from Old French, literally ‘rubble, platform’, based on Latin terra ‘earth’.Extra examples The dining room opens onto a garden terrace. The hotel has a roof terrace overlooking the sea. The villagers had dug terraces in the hillside. There’s a table free on the terrace. Close to the villa is a big pool with a sun terrace around it. It was a terrace of stone cottages. The address is 15 Cambridge Terrace. The houses were in long terraces, built in the nineteenth century. The view from the roof terrace is spectacular. They sold their house in Brunswick Terrace.
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