Ledge meaning

lĕj
The definition of a ledge is a shelf or ridge that sticks out from something.

An example of a ledge is the cliff of a mountain that you can stand on.

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A shelflike projection.

A window ledge.

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An underwater ridge or rock shelf.
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A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
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(geology) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
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A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
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A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
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A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
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A vein.
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A layer or stratum.
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A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
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(architecture) A (door or window) lintel .
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(architecture) A cornice.
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A level of rock-bearing ore; a vein.
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(slang) A lege; a legend.
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Origin of ledge

  • Middle English crossbar probably from leggen to lay from Old English lecgan legh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition