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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ter·race /ˈtɛrəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·race, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terraced p. pr. & vb. n. Terracing ] To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
    Clermont's terraced height, and Esher's groves.   --Thomson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·race n.
 1. A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.
 2. A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
 3. A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces.
 4. A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
 5. Geol. A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
 Note:Many rivers are bordered by a series of terraces at different levels, indicating the flood plains at successive periods in their history.
 Terrace epoch. Geol. See Drift epoch, under Drift, a.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence [syn: patio]
      2: a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep
         slopes above and below) [syn: bench]
      3: a row of houses built in a similar style and having common
         dividing walls (or the street on which they face);
         "Grosvenor Terrace"
      v 1: provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country
           house" [syn: terrasse]
      2: make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced
         their mountainous land"