- terrace [ter′əs]n.[OFr, walled platform, orig., mound of earth < It terrazzo < terra < L, TERRA]1.a) a raised, flat mound of earth with sloping sidesb) any of a series of flat platforms of earth with sloping sides, rising one above the other, as on a hillsidec) a geologic formation of this nature2. an unroofed, paved area, immediately adjacent to a house, etc. and usually overlooking a lawn or garden3.a) a gallery, portico, or colonnadeb) a usually spacious veranda; piazza4. a small, usually roofed balcony, as outside an apartment5. a flat roof, esp. of a house of Spanish or Middle Eastern architecture6.a) a line of houses, esp. of row houses, on ground raised from the streetb) a street in front of such houses: often used in street names☆ 7. a parklike strip in the middle of a boulevard, etc.vt.terraced, terracingto form into, lay out in, or surround with a terrace or terraces
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.