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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ridgerɪdʒ(n.; v.)ridged, ridg•ing.

  1. (n.)a long, narrow elevation of land, as a chain of hills.

  2. the long and narrow upper edge, angle, or crest of something, as a hill.

  3. the back of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

  4. any raised, narrow strip, as on cloth.

  5. the horizontal line in which the tops of the rafters of a roof meet.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. (on a weather chart) a narrow, elongated area of high pressure.

    Category: Meteorology

  7. (v.t.)to provide with or form into ridges.

  8. to mark with or as if with ridges.

  9. (v.i.)to form ridges.

Origin of ridge:

bef. 900; ME rigge (n.), OE hrycg spine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridge(noun)

    a long narrow natural elevation or striation

  2. ridge(noun)

    any long raised strip

  3. ridge(noun)

    a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean

  4. ridge, ridgeline(noun)

    a long narrow range of hills

  5. ridge(noun)

    any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane

  6. 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

  7. ridge(verb)

    extend in ridges

    "The land ridges towards the South"

  8. ridge(verb)

    plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip

  9. ridge(verb)

    throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides

    "He ridged his corn"

  10. ridge(verb)

    spade into alternate ridges and troughs

    "ridge the soil"

  11. ridge(verb)

    form into a ridge

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ridge(noun)ɪdʒ

    a line of rock, land, ice, etc. that is higher than the surrounding area

    a rocky ridge high in the mountains

Wiktionary

  1. ridge(Noun)

    The back of any animal; especially the upper or projecting part of the back of a quadruped.

  2. ridge(Noun)

    Any extended protuberance; a projecting line or strip.

  3. ridge(Noun)

    The line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground.

  4. ridge(Noun)

    Highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area.

  5. ridge(Noun)

    A chain of mountains.

  6. ridge(Noun)

    A chain of hills.

  7. ridge(Noun)

    A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom.

  8. ridge(Noun)

    A type of warm air that comes down on to land from mountains.

  9. ridge(Verb)

    To form into a ridge

  10. ridge(Verb)

    To extend in ridges

  11. Ridge(ProperNoun)

    after a natural landscape feature.

  12. Ridge(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  13. Origin: From rigge, rygge, (also rig, ryg, rug), from hrycg, from hrugjaz, from (s)kreuk-. Cognate with rig, reg, rêch, rug, Rücken, rygg, hryggur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridge(noun)

    the back, or top of the back; a crest

  2. Ridge(noun)

    a range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys

  3. Ridge(noun)

    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

  4. Ridge(noun)

    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

  5. Ridge(noun)

    the highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way

  6. Ridge(verb)

    to form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges

  7. Ridge(verb)

    to form into ridges with the plow, as land

  8. Ridge(verb)

    to wrinkle

Freebase

  1. Ridge

    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.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RIDGE' in Nouns Frequency: #2110


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ridge(noun)

a long narrow piece of ground etc raised above the level of the ground etc on either side of it.

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