Noun: ridge rij
Verb: ridge rij
- A long narrow natural elevation or striation
- Any long raised strip
- A long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
- A long narrow range of hills
- Any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
- 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
- (meteorology) an elongated region of relatively high pressure
- Extend in ridges
"The land ridges towards the South"
- (farming) plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
- Throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
"He ridged his corn"
- Spade into alternate ridges and troughs
"ridge the soil"
- Form into a ridge
Derived forms: ridged, ridges, 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