terrace, a level field built on top of a hillslope into the floor of a deep valley to improve cultivation of crops. Terracing uses the runoff from the hill to increase soil retentiveness and arability and is often part of a larger irrigation system that includes canals. Although widespread in areas of high population pressure, such as Japan and the Philippines, it has been abandoned in some regions, such as the Mediterranean, because of its high maintenance costs.
Terrace (gardening), 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 the United Kingdom and Ireland, or the sloping portion of the outfield in a baseball stadium, not necessarily for seating, but for practical or decorative purposes
Stream terrace, sediment from an old stream, usually in an elevated aspect relative to the current streamway