- The definition of a ridge is a long, narrow crest of something.
- An example of a ridge is the strip of mountains in the Southeast area of Mt. Everest from Nepal.
- An example of a ridge is along an animal's backbone.
ridge definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete an animal's spine or back
- the long, narrow top or crest of something, as of an animal's back, a wave, a mountain, etc.
- a long, narrow elevation of land or a similar range of hills or mountains
- any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
- the horizontal line formed by the meeting of two sloping surfaces: the ridge of a roof
- a long, narrow high-pressure area on a weather map
Origin: Middle English rigge ; from Old English hrycg, akin to Old Norse hrygr, backbone, German rücken, back ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kreuk-, a hump, mound ; from base an unverified form (s)ker-, to bend from source Classical Latin curvus, bent, circus, a ring
ridge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A long, narrow upper section or crest: the ridge of a wave.
- A long, narrow chain of hills or mountains. Also called ridgeline.
- A long, narrow elevation on the ocean floor.
- Meteorology An elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure. Also called wedge.
- A long, narrow, or crested part of the body: the ridge of the nose.
- The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
- A narrow, raised strip, as in cloth or on plowed ground.
Origin: Middle English rigge, from Old English hrycg; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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