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Dictionary definition for: Terrace

1. (n) usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence

2. (v) provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house"

3. (n) a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

4. (v) make into terraces as for cultivation; "The Incas terraced their mountainous land"

5. (n) a row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face) "Grosvenor Terrace"

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