- n. 平台；梯田；阳台
- vt. 使成梯田，使成阶地；使有平台屋顶
- vi. 成阶地；成梯田；筑成坛
- adj. （女服）叠层式的
- n. (Terrace)人名；(英)特勒斯
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- terrace:  Terrace is one of a small family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin terra ‘earth, land’. This was probably descended from Indo-European *tersā- ‘dry’ (source also of English thirst, torrid, etc), in which case it denoted etymologically ‘dry land’, as opposed to ‘sea’. The family also includes inter  (etymologically ‘put into the earth’), terra cotta  (from Italian, literally ‘cooked earth’), terra firma  (literally ‘firm land’), terrain , terrestrial , terrier  (etymologically a dog which is sent down burrows in the ‘earth’ after its quarry), terrine, territory , and tureen. Terrace itself came via Old French terrace from the Vulgar Latin derivative *terrāceus, which denoted a ‘platform made from a pile of earth or rubble’.
=> terrain, terrestrial, terrier, terrine, territory, thirst, torrid, tureen
- terrace (n.)
- 1510s, "gallery, portico, balcony," later "flat, raised place for walking" (1570s), from Middle French terrace (Modern French terasse), from Old French terrasse (12c.) "platform (built on or supported by a mound of earth)," from Vulgar Latin *terracea, fem. of *terraceus "earthen, earthy," from Latin terra "earth, land" (see terrain). As a natural formation in geology, attested from 1670s. In street names, originally in reference to a row of houses along the top of a slope, but lately applied arbitrarily as a fancy name for an ordinary road. As a verb from 1610s, "to form into a terrace." Related: Terraced.
- 1. A flight of stone steps leads to the terrace.
- 2. Nervously clutching our glasses of chilled wine, we gathered on the terrace.
- 3. Single room in lovely flat, roof terrace, non-smoking prof., woman pref.
- 4. There is an inviting restaurant with an outdoor terrace.
- 5. They sat on the clubhouse terrace, downing a round of drinks.
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