Terracing
Terrace 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. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

Clermont's terraced height, and Esher's groves. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


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  • terracing — [[t]te̱rəsɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Terracing is a sloping piece of land that has had flat areas like steps built on it, for example so that people can grow crops there. The traditional lawn has been replaced by low cost terracing, with a raised pool… …   English dictionary

  • terracing — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of terrace (II) 1. : a terraced structure or contour there are more miles of terracing in Georgia and Alabama today than in any other states Louis Bromfield 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • terracing — terrace ► NOUN 1) each of a series of flat areas on a slope, used for cultivation. 2) a patio. 3) chiefly Brit. a row of houses built in one block in a uniform style. 4) Brit. a flight of wide, shallow steps providing standing room for spectators …   English terms dictionary

  • terracing — /ter euh sing/, n. 1. something formed as a terrace. 2. a system of terraces. 3. the act or process of making terraces. [1780 90; TERRACE + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • terracing — noun a) The formation of terraces b) A terraced structure …   Wiktionary

  • terracing — ter|rac|ing [ terəsıŋ ] noun uncount land divided into layers that look like steps, often so that they can be used for farming or making a garden …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • terracing — ter·race || terÉ™s n. porch, paved outdoor area; flat roof; flat section of earth with sloping sides v. construct a porch, build a patio or deck; create many narrow flat levels in a hillside (for agriculture or to prevent erosion) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • terracing — UK [ˈterəsɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] land divided into layers that look like steps, often so that they can be used for farming or for making a garden …   English dictionary

  • terracing — Changing the contour of a tract of real estate so as to have successive ascending and descending levels …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Tone terracing — is a type of phonetic downdrift, where the high or mid tones, but not the low tone, shift downward in pitch (downstep) after certain other tones. The result is that a tone may be realized at a certain pitch over a short stretch of speech, shifts… …   Wikipedia

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