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