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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
In fortification, is the highest part of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ridge' in Nouns Frequency: #2110
The numerical value of ridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of ridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of ridge in a Sentence
We saw houses falling, collapsing along the ridge.
It may be a torn shingle, flashing installed improperly or a missing ridge cap.
Lightning Ridge is the only place in the world where you find opalized dinosaurs.
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.
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.
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- قمة جبلArabic
- 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
- cây rơmVietnamese
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