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Definitions for ridley
ˈrɪd liri·d·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridleynoun

    a marine turtle


  1. ridleynoun

    either of two marine turtles, of the genus Lepidochelys, found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

  2. Ridleynoun

    A surname.

  3. Ridleynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  4. Ridleynoun

    A female given name transferred from the surname, of rare usage.


  1. ridley

    A Ridley is a type of sea turtle, specifically either an Olive Ridley turtle or a Kemp's Ridley turtle, both of which are small to medium-sized marine turtles. The term "Ridley" is commonly used in a biological or marine life context.


  1. Ridley

    Ridley is a video game villain for the Metroid series. He is a dragon-like extraterrestrial that acts as Samus Aran's nemesis due to his attack on her homeworld; despite being killed multiple times by her, he is always revived by the Space Pirates continuously feeding him Bio-Matter. Originally appearing as a subordinate of Mother Brain, the primary antagonist of multiple titles in the Metroid series, he appears in Metroid Prime and Prime 3 by himself in his Meta Ridley form. Despite his monstrous appearance, he is revealed to be very intelligent and capable of speech in the Metroid e-manga, though he does not speak in the Metroid video games. Ridley originally appeared in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Metroid. Mike Sneath, one of three senior character artists for Metroid Prime, was responsible for designing the Meta Ridley version of Ridley seen in Metroid Prime. It took him about "20 to 25 days" to model and texture Meta Ridley, citing the wings as having taken a few days of his time, commenting that it took him a while to get the shaders to work to give his wings the appearance of having a "holographic energy". He was not involved with designing the battle with Meta Ridley, which was left up to the game designers. Andrew Jones, the lead concept artist for Metroid Prime, had little to do with the design of Ridley. The initial design submitted was rejected by Nintendo, while the second design the artists submitted was approved. Steve Barcia, the executive producer of Retro Studios, called Ridley his favorite enemy from Metroid Prime due to the quality of the battle and his fan appeal. He added that such a battle was rare for a first person shooter, which helped to set Metroid Prime apart. Ridley also appears in Metroid: Other M.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ridley is ranked #3133 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ridley surname appeared 11,521 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Ridley.

    51.2% or 5,902 total occurrences were White.
    41.5% or 4,784 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 369 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 245 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 171 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridley in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ridley in a Sentence

  1. Matt Damon:

    The rest of the cast had already wrapped and it was just Ridley and I, he got the sound from their side of the scene and he piped it into my helmet, but didn’t tell me he was going to do it. So suddenly I heard the voices of my friends and it struck me I hadn’t heard another voice for years. I’d been communicating by email. these people were coming to save me, these people who had sacrificed a year of their lives for me. And I just wept. It wasn’t planned or forced, it was about him creating an environment. And it was the dream of an actor because you just have to show up and be relaxed.

  2. Freida Pinto:

    Learning more about the historical part of the British Black [ Power ] movement, made me think of exactly what [ executive producer ] John Ridley was saying -- that this may have happened in the'70s but history keeps repeating itself over and over again, and it seems like we don't learn much from it.

  3. Michael Proctor:

    Today marks day one of due process for Mark Ridley-Thomas, while some have rushed to judgment, perhaps for political gain, we all win when we afford our brothers and sisters the constitutional entitlement to the presumption of innocence. Our lifelong public servant Mark Ridley-Thomas said today in court that he is innocent; I invite our community to breathe life into that right.

  4. Michael Proctor:

    But in the interim, the council has disenfranchised the residents of the 10th District. today marks day one of due process for Mark Ridley-Thomas.

  5. Pamela Plotkin:

    Any time you see a Kemp's ridley sea turtle laying eggs on a beach, it is a win for conservationists because there were only a few hundred left on this planet in the mid-1980s.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A equivalent
    B proprietary
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