What does Ridge mean?

Definitions for Ridge
rɪdʒRidge

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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

Wiktionary

  1. ridge(Noun)

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

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

  2. ridge(Noun)

    Any extended protuberance; a projecting line or strip.

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

  3. ridge(Noun)

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

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

  4. ridge(Noun)

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

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

  5. ridge(Noun)

    A chain of mountains.

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

  6. ridge(Noun)

    A chain of hills.

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

  7. ridge(Noun)

    A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom.

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

  8. ridge(Noun)

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

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

  9. ridge(Verb)

    To form into a ridge

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

  10. ridge(Verb)

    To extend in ridges

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

  11. Ridge(ProperNoun)

    after a natural landscape feature.

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

  12. Ridge(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  2. Ridge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  5. Ridge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  6. Ridge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  7. Ridge(verb)

    to form into ridges with the plow, as land

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

  8. Ridge(verb)

    to wrinkle

    Etymology: [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. rcken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. 16.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ridge

    rij, n. the back, or top of the back: anything like a back, as a long range of hills: an extended protuberance: a crest: the earth thrown up by the plough between the furrows, a breadth of ground running the whole length of the field, divided from those on either side by broad open furrows, helping to guide the sowers and reapers and effecting drainage in wet soils: the upper horizontal timber of a roof: the highest portion of a glacis.—v.t. to form into ridges: to wrinkle.—ns. Ridge′-band, that part of the harness of a cart which goes over the saddle; Ridge′-bone, the spine.—adj. Ridged, having ridges on a surface: ridgy.—ns. Ridge′-fill′et, a fillet between two flutes of a column; Ridge′-harr′ow, a harrow made to lap upon the sides of a ridge over which it passes; Ridge′-plough, a plough with a double mould-board; Ridge′-pole, the timber forming the ridge of a roof; Ridge′-rope, the central rope of an awning.—adj. Ridg′y, having ridges. [A.S. hrycg; Ice. hryggr, Ger. rücken, back.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ridge

    Hydrographically means a long narrow stretch of shingle or rocks, near the surface of the sea, (See REEF and SHALLOWS.) Geographically, the intersection of two opposite slopes, or a range of hills, or the highest line of mountains.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ridge

    In fortification, is the highest part of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. gride

  2. dirge

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Ridge in a Sentence

  1. Randy Serraglio:

    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.

  2. Mark Donpineo:

    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.

  3. Eddie Barragan:

    If it comes over this next ridge, or the wind shifts, it takes one ember to get on one of these houses, and there it goes.

  4. Haley Brink:

    Monday and Tuesday, many locations across the central California valley record temperatures in the upper 90's and triple digits, this heat wave is forecast to stick around for the remainder of the week as a ridge of high pressure has set up over the region.

  5. Mathieu Morlighem:

    The glaciers flowing across the Transantarctic Mountains all have a pronounced ridge across their troughs, these ridges were unknown and make this sector of the ice sheet extremely resilient to increase in ocean-induced melting.

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