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Ridge meaning

ridge - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. spade into alternate ridges and troughs; " ridge the soil"
  2. 2. throw soil toward ( a crop row) from both sides; " He ridged his corn"
  3. 3. To wrinkle.
  4. 4. The back, or top of the back; a crest.
  5. 5. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
  6. 6. A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.
  7. 7. The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
  8. 8. The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
  9. 9. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
  10. 10. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
  11. 11. A long elevation; range; earth between two furrows; top of a roof.

ridge - examples of usage

  1. It rises and falls- now it is coming nearer, in a moment I shall see them break through the hedge on the ridge- surely that was a shout! - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. But look closer; see that faint ridge the whole length of the cut, as if the knife had a tiny gap in its edge. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Marion took a position on a ridge below the ford of the river, which is still called the general's island. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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