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ridge

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noun \ˈrij\

Definition of ridge

  1. 1 :  an elevated body part or structure

  2. 2a :  a range of hills or mountainsb :  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

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Examples of ridge in a Sentence

  1. We hiked along the ridge.

  2. the ridges on the sole of a boot

  3. the ridge of a roof

Origin and Etymology of ridge

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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ridge

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Definition of ridge

ridged

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ridging

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to extend in ridges

1523

First Known Use of ridge

1523


RIDGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ridge for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RIDGE Defined for Kids

ridge

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noun \ˈrij\

Definition of ridge for Students

  1. 1 :  a range of hills or mountains or its upper part

  2. 2 :  a raised strip The plow created a ridge of soil.

  3. 3 :  the line made where two sloping surfaces come together Birds sat perched on the ridge of the roof.

ridged

\ˈrijd\ adjective

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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