Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


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
     
  7. (meteorology) an elongated region of relatively high pressure
Verb: ridge  rij
  1. Extend in ridges
    "The land ridges towards the South"
     
  2. (farming) 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: ridges, ridged, ridging

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, wing

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

Encyclopedia: Ridge, Somerset