Ridge definition

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A long, narrow elevation of land or a similar range of hills or mountains.
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To form a ridge or ridges.
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(obs.) An animal's spine or back.
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The long, narrow top or crest of something, as of an animal's back, a wave, a mountain, etc.
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(fortifications) The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.

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Any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
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A long mountain range on the ocean floor.
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The highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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A long narrow chain of hills or mountains.
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(meteorology) A type of warm air that comes down on to land from mountains.
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To form into a ridge.
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(intransitive) To extend in ridges.
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To mark with, form into, or provide with a ridge or ridges.
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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.

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To mark or be marked with a ridge or ridges.
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A narrow, raised strip, as in cloth or on plowed ground.
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A long, narrow, elevated section of the earth's surface, such as a chain of hills or mountains or the divide between adjacent valleys.
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(anatomy) The back of any animal; especially the upper or projecting part of the back of a quadruped.

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Any extended protuberance; a projecting line or strip.
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The line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground.
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A chain of mountains.
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A chain of hills.
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A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom.
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A surname after a natural landscape feature.
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A long, narrow high-pressure area on a weather map.
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A long narrow upper section or crest.

The ridge of a wave.

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The horizontal line formed by the meeting of two sloping surfaces.

The ridge of a roof.

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To form into or furnish with a ridge or ridges.
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A long, narrow, or crested part of the body.

The ridge of the nose.

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A long, narrow, or crested part of the body.

The ridge of the nose.

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The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
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A narrow, elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure.
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A narrow, elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure associated with an area of peak anticyclonic circulation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ridge
Plural:
ridges

Origin of ridge

  • Middle English rigge from Old English hrycg sker-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English rigge, rygge, (also rig, ryg, rug), from Old English hrycg (“back, spine, ridge, elevated surface"), from Proto-Germanic *hrugjaz (“back"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreuk-, *(s)ker- (“to turn, bend"). Cognate with Scots rig (“back, spine, ridge"), North Frisian reg (“back"), West Frisian rêch (“back"), Dutch rug (“back, ridge"), German Rücken (“back, ridge"), Swedish rygg (“back, spine, ridge"), Icelandic hryggur (“spine"). Cognate to Albanian kërrus (“to bend one's back") and kurriz (“back").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English.

    From Wiktionary