Definition of ledge
1 : a raised or projecting edge or molding intended to protect or check a window ledge
2 : an underwater ridge or reef especially near the shore
3a : a narrow flat surface or shelf; especially : one that projects from a wall of rock We rappelled down the cliff and reached the ledge.b : rock that is solid or continuous enough to form ledges : bedrock the field was full of ledge
ledgyplay \ˈle-jē\ adjective
Examples of ledge in a Sentence
birds perched on the ledge of a building
a ledge on the side of the mountain
Recent Examples of ledge from the Web
Brzezinski, in jeans and tennis shoes, perched on a makeup ledge in front of a wall of mirrors, and took a breath.
The swarm took over the entire ledge Tuesday in Times Square.
Approximately 20 dry in the upstairs restroom on the window ledge, floor and sink area.
A feature associated with the house is nearby Worden's Ledges, where numerous stone carvings were made by Noble Stuart, Hiram Worden's son-in-law.
Later, CHP personnel also rescued Tuiono’s girlfriend, who had gotten stranded on a ledge in the same area.
Another man hopped onto the back ledge of the ambulance and stared into its rear window.
The 300-million-year-old sandstone and quartzite, 35-foot ledges offer some 50 climbing routes as described on climbmidwest.com.
A pair of falcons laid three eggs on a balcony high up on the 307-foot bell tower in April, providing an isolated home that resembles nesting spots in the wild such as mountain ledges and caves.
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Origin and Etymology of ledge
Middle English legge bar of a gate
First Known Use: 1535See Words from the same year
LEDGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ledge for English Language Learners
: a narrow, flat surface that sticks out from a wall
: a flat rock surface that sticks out from a cliff
LEDGE Defined for Kids
Definition of ledge for Students
1 : a piece projecting from a top or an edge like a shelf a window ledge
2 : a flat surface that sticks out from a wall of rock
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