ridge meaning

[ ridʒ ] Pronunciation:   "ridge" in a sentence
Noun: ridge  rij
  1. A long narrow natural elevation or striation 
  2. Any long raised strip 
  3. A long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean 
  4. A long narrow range of hills
    - ridgeline 
  5. Any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane 
  6. 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
    - ridgepole, rooftree
Verb: ridge  rij
  1. Extend in ridges
    "The land ridges towards the South" 
  2. Plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip 
  3. Throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
    "He ridged his corn" 
  4. Spade into alternate ridges and troughs
    "ridge the soil" 
  5. Form into a ridge

Derived forms: ridging, ridged, ridges

See also: ridged

Type of: appendage, beam, continue, convex shape, convexity, cover, elevation, extend, form, formation, geological formation, natural elevation, outgrowth, plough [Brit, Cdn], plow [N. Amer], process, shape, spade, throw, turn

Part of: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

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The horizontal line at the junction of the upper edges of two sloping roof surfaces.


The internal angle or nook of a vault.

n : a raised or elevated part and esp. a body part: as
a : the projecting or elevated part of the back along the line of the backbone
b : an elevated body part projecting from a surface


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  1. ridges had watched this with displeasure.
  2. these ridges were formed by glaciers.
  3. his forehead was ridged with anxiety.
  4. the ridge was split in the center portion.
  5. there were dead japanese lying all about this ridge.

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