A terrace may refer to:

  • Terrace (agriculture), a leveled surface
  • Terrace (building), a raised flat platform
  • Terrace (geology), a step-like landform that borders a shoreline or river floodplain
  • Terrace garden, an element where a raised flat paved or gravelled section overlooks a prospect
  • Terraced house, a style of housing where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows
  • Terrace (stadium), standing spectator areas, especially in Europe and South America, or the sloping portion of the outfield in a baseball stadium, not necessarily for seating, but for practical or decorative purposes
  • Fluvial (stream or river) terrace, natural, flat surface or surfaces that border(s) and lies above the floodplain of a stream or river.
  • Tone terracing in phonetics
  • Terrace melodic motion in music
  • Terrace in base, a heraldic ordinary
  • In Indian English, the roof of a building, especially one accessible to the residents for various purposes.


  • Terrace, British Columbia, a community in Canada
  • Terrace, Utah, a ghost town in the Great Salt Lake Desert, United States

Proper names

  • Terraces (Bahá'í), nineteen terraces that beautify the Bahá'í Faith's Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel
  • Terrace F. Club, a Princeton University eating club
  • Terrace (board game), an abstract strategy game played on a terraced board.
  • St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, a private Christian Brothers school in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, commonly known as Terrace
  • Mutual Street Arena, originally, Arena Gardens, the first artificial ice rink in Toronto, Canada, it was later converted to a roller skating rink bearing the name "The Terrace".

See also

  • The Terrace, a 1963 Argentine film

Famous quotes containing the word terrace:

    A tree that can fill the span of a man’s arms
    Grows from a downy tip;
    A terrace nine stories high
    Rises from hodfuls of earth;
    A journey of a thousand miles
    Starts from beneath one’s feet.
    Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.)