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English noun: terrace

1. terrace (artifact) usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence


Broader (hypernym)area

Narrower (hyponym)solar trap, suntrap

Part meronymgarden

2. terrace (object) a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)


Broader (hypernym)plateau, tableland

3. terrace (group) a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face)

SamplesGrosvenor Terrace.

Broader (hypernym)row

Member holonymterraced house

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

English verb: terrace

1. terrace (possession) provide (a house) with a terrace

SamplesWe terrassed the country house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Domain categoryarchitecture

2. terrace (change) make into terraces as for cultivation

SamplesThe Incas terraced their mountainous land.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

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