Definition of Ledge

1. Noun. A projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water.

Exact synonyms: Shelf
Specialized synonyms: Berm
Generic synonyms: Ridge
Derivative terms: Shelfy



Definition of Ledge

1. n. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

Definition of Ledge

1. Noun. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery. ¹

2. Noun. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks. ¹

3. Noun. A layer or stratum. ¹

4. Noun. A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral. ¹

5. Noun. A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams. ¹

6. Noun. See lege. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ledge

1. a narrow, shelflike projection [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ledge

1. 1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery. 2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks. 3. A layer or stratum. "The lowest ledge or row should be of stone." (Sir H. Wotton) 4. A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral. 5. A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams. Origin: Akin to AS. Licgan to lie, Icel. Liggja; cf. Icel. Logg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. See Lie to be prostrate] [Formerly written lidge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ledge

lecturns
lecythi
lecythiform
lecythis
lecythus
led off
ledden
leddens
leddies
leddy
lede
ledeless
ledely
lederhosen
ledes
ledge (current term)
ledged
ledgeman
ledgement
ledgements
ledger
ledger board
ledger entry
ledger line
ledger lines
ledger paper
ledgerdemain
ledgered
ledgering
ledgers

Literary usage of Ledge

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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1860)
"For placing monuments on Fort-point ledge, Adam's ledge, and Buck ledge, in Penobscot ... For placing a monument on Bulwark ledge, about seven miles east- ..."

2. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"5) marking à ledge off Cormorant Rock and the buoy (bell, red and black horizontal stripes) marking Sarah ledge. When up with Sarah ledge haul to the ..."

3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"One league distant from this ledge, lies a shoal, called Joe Flog- ger, bearing WS VV. from the buoy. Directions for sailing in by *Cape Henlopen. ..."

4. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1911)
"This series of ledge rooms was probably entered from the roof of a building in front, and the opening or doorway I above room 66 served as such an entrance, ..."

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