Definition of Ridge

1. Noun. A long narrow natural elevation or striation.

Specialized synonyms: Bank, Bar, Dune, Sand Dune, Esker, Ledge, Shelf, Reef, Ripple Mark
Generic synonyms: Elevation, Natural Elevation

2. Verb. Extend in ridges. "The land ridges towards the South"
Generic synonyms: Continue, Cover, Extend

3. Noun. Any long raised strip.
Specialized synonyms: Raphe, Rhaphe, Corrugation
Generic synonyms: Convex Shape, Convexity

4. Verb. Plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip.
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Plough, Plow, Turn

5. Noun. A long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean.
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Specialized synonyms: Mid-atlantic Ridge

6. Verb. Throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides. "He ridged his corn"
Generic synonyms: Throw

7. Noun. A long narrow range of hills.
Exact synonyms: Ridgeline
Specialized synonyms: Arete, Hogback, Horseback
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation

8. Verb. Spade into alternate ridges and troughs. "Ridge the soil"
Generic synonyms: Spade

9. Noun. Any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane.

10. Verb. Form into a ridge.
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

11. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Ridgepole, Rooftree
Generic synonyms: Beam
Group relationships: Gable Roof, Saddle Roof, Saddleback, Saddleback Roof

Definition of Ridge

1. n. The back, or top of the back; a crest.

2. v. t. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.

Definition of Ridge

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) after a natural landscape feature. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. (context: anatomy) The back of any animal; especially the upper or projecting part of the back of a quadruped. ¹

4. Noun. Any extended protuberance; a projecting line or strip. ¹

5. Noun. The line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground. ¹

6. Noun. Highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area. ¹

7. Noun. A chain of mountains. ¹

8. Noun. A chain of hills. ¹

9. Noun. A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom. ¹

10. Noun. (meteorology) A type of warm air that comes down on to land from mountains. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To form into a ridge ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To extend in ridges ¹

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Definition of Ridge

1. to form into ridges (long, narrow elevations) [v RIDGED, RIDGING, RIDGES]

Medical Definition of Ridge

1. 1. A (usually rough) linear elevation. See: crest. 2. In dentistry, any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth. 3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft tissue covering after the teeth are removed. Origin: A. S. Hyrcg, back, spine (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ridge

rider's muscles
rider plate
ridge (current term)
ridge course
ridge relation
ridge resorption
ridge rope
ridge tile
ridge vent
ridge vents

Literary usage of Ridge

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"10.692, to join Lawrence Thompson and James M'Millan's entry of 1000 acres that is laid on the dividing ridge between Spencer's creek and Kingston's fork of ..."

2. Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses (1988)
"The test is, // the ridges on both sides of the ending ridge follow its direction or ... An upthrust, then, must not only be an ending ridge rising at a ..."

3. Publications by Parish Register Society, London, London Parish Register Society, Florida State Historical Society, Deland, Deland Florida State Historical Society, Reparations Commission, North Carolina Historical Commission, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Yorkshire (1901)
"Tomb enclosed in iron railings, with the ridge crest on each side. ... In Memory of John Christopher ridge who died May 2oth AD 1820 aged 9 months. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"It is manifest that the ridge with its inland-facing escarpment and the denuded inner lowland are typical features of a certain stage in the denudation of a ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"CROWLEY'S ridge, rising above the alluvial lowland of the Mississippi in ... has suggested that the lowland to the west of the ridge was excavated as an ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Sherman was to cross the Tennessee opposite the north end of Missionary ridge, which was unoccupied, and carry it to the railroad tunnel about half a mile ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"As the result of this condition, an interesting contrast is noticeable between the character of the rocks on the east and west tides of such a ridge. ..."

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