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Topic: BUILDINGS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: 'pile of earth, terrace', from Old Provençal terrassa, from Latin terra 'earth, land'

terrace

noun
     
ter‧race [countable]
1

houses

British EnglishAATTR a row of houses that are joined to each other, or a street with one of these rows in it
2

place you can sit

TBB a flat outdoor area next to a building or on a roof, where you can sit outside to eat, relax etc
3

football

the terraces

[plural] British EnglishDSF the wide steps that the people watching a football match can stand on
4

flat land

TA one of a series of flat areas cut out of a hill like steps, and used to grow crops
terracing noun [uncountable]
football terracing
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