Definitions for RIDGErɪdʒ
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a long narrow natural elevation or striation
any long raised strip
a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
a long narrow range of hills
any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
ridge, ridgepole, rooftree(verb)
a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
extend in ridges
"The land ridges towards the South"
plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
"He ridged his corn"
spade into alternate ridges and troughs
"ridge the soil"
form into a ridge
The back of any animal; especially the upper or projecting part of the back of a quadruped.
Any extended protuberance; a projecting line or strip.
The line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground.
Highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area.
A chain of mountains.
A chain of hills.
A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom.
A type of warm air that comes down on to land from mountains.
To form into a ridge
To extend in ridges
after a natural landscape feature.
transferred from the surname.
Origin: From rigge, rygge, (also rig, ryg, rug), from hrycg, from hrugjaz, from (s)kreuk-. Cognate with rig, reg, rêch, rug, Rücken, rygg, hryggur.
the back, or top of the back; a crest
a range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys
a raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc
the intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault
the highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way
to form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges
to form into ridges with the plow, as land
Origin: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]
A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size. There are several main types of ridges: ⁕Dendritic ridge: In typical dissected plateau terrain, the stream drainage valleys will leave intervening ridges. These are by far the most common ridges. These ridges usually represent slightly more erosion resistant rock, but not always – they often remain because there were more joints where the valleys formed, or other chance occurrences. This type of ridge is generally somewhat random in orientation, often changing direction frequently, often with knobs at intervals on the ridge top. ⁕Stratigraphic ridge: In places such as the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, long, even, straight ridges are formed because they are the uneroded remaining edges of the more resistant strata that were folded laterally. Similar ridges have formed in places such as the Black Hills, where the ridges form concentric circles around the igneous core. Sometimes these ridges are called "hogback ridges". ⁕Oceanic spreading ridge: In tectonic spreading zones around the world, such as at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the volcanic activity forming new plate boundary forms volcanic ridges at the spreading zone. Isostatic settling and erosion gradually reduce the elevations moving away from the zone.
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We saw houses falling, collapsing along the ridge.
We got some towels, wetted down them down, and basically saw the fire coming. You could hear explosions of propane tanks, the ridge was totally on fire, trees were blowing up.
I scrolled down and the very first post was a picture of his two sons and behind him was the lake — Lake Berryessa, and it just said, ‘Hiking the Blue Ridge Trail today.’.
It takes years to plan and implement a project like this, but when you look up on the ridge top in the dawn light and see the silhouette of a bighorn against the morning sky, it makes it all worthwhile.
This work may support a renewed interest in sampling ancient iron deposits on Earth (e.g., Precambrian iron formations) to search for evidence of microbial life, regardless of their low organic carbon content, and may support analysis of organics in iron deposits on Mars, such as Hematite Ridge in Gale Crater.
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- oceánský hřbet, hřebenCzech
- cumbrera, cordillera, dorsal, dorsal oceánica, cresta, arista, sierraSpanish
- harjanne, keskiselänne, katonharja, vuorijono, selkä, harjaFinnish
- crête, faîte, dorsaleFrench
- mullachScottish Gaelic
- crinale, catena, dorsale, cresta, costone, colmoItalian
- hiwi, taupaeMāori
- nok, bergkam, zeerug, bergrug, heuvelkamDutch
- møne, rygg, åsryggNorwegian
- cumeeira, espinhaço, cordilheira, serro, dorsal oceânica, aresta, serraPortuguese
- океанический хребет, горная цепь, хребет, гребень, горный хребетRussian
- nock, ås, rygg, bergsryggSwedish
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