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ridge

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noun \ˈrij\

Simple Definition of ridge

  • : a long area of land that is on top of a mountain or hill

  • : a raised part or area on the surface of something

  • : the place where two sloping surfaces meet

Full Definition of ridge

  1. 1 :  an elevated body part or structure

  2. 2 a :  a range of hills or mountains b :  an elongate elevation on an ocean bottom

  3. 3 :  an elongate crest or a linear series of crests

  4. 4 :  a raised strip (as of plowed ground)

  5. 5 :  the line of intersection at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof

ridged play \ˈrijd\ adjective

Examples of ridge

  1. We hiked along the ridge.

  2. the ridges on the sole of a boot

  3. the ridge of a roof



Origin of ridge

Middle English rigge, from Old English hrycg; akin to Old High German hrukki ridge, back


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ridge


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ridge

verb

Definition of ridge

ridgedridg·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form into a ridge

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to extend in ridges



1523

First Known Use of ridge

1523


Medical Dictionary

ridge

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noun \ˈrij\

Medical Definition of ridge

  1. :  a raised or elevated part and especially a body part: asa:  the projecting or elevated part of the back along the line of the backboneb:  an elevated body part projecting from a surface





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