Definitions for: Ridge

[n] a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters
[n] any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
[n] a long narrow natural elevation or striation
[n] a long narrow range of hills
[n] any long raised strip
[v] form into a ridge
[v] spade into alternate ridges and troughs, of soil
[v] through soil toward (a crop row) from both sides; "He ridged his corn"
[v] plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
[v] extend in ridges; "The land ridges towards the South"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ridge, n. [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D.
rug, G. r["U]cken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw.
rugg, Dan. ryg. [root]16.]
1. The back, or top of the back; a crest. --Hudibras.

2. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a
range; any extended elevation between valleys. ``The
frozen ridges of the Alps.'' --Shak.

Part rise crystal wall, or ridge direct. --Milton.

3. A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow
or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface
of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.

4. (Arch.) The intersection of two surface forming a salient
angle, especially the angle at the top between the
opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.

5. (Fort.) The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from
the salient angle of the covered way. --Stocqueler.

Ridge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ridged; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to
make into a ridge or ridges.

Bristles ranged like those that ridge the back Of
chafed wild boars. --Milton.

2. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.

3. To wrinkle. ``With a forehead ridged.'' --Cowper.

Synonyms: ridgepole, rooftree

See Also: appendage, arete, bank, bar, beam, convex shape, convexity, corrugation, cover, dune, elevation, extend, form, formation, gable roof, geological formation, geology, ledge, natural elevation, outgrowth, plough, plow, process, raphe, reef, rhaphe, ripple mark, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof, sand dune, shape, shelf, spade, superciliary arch, superciliary ridge, supraorbital ridge, supraorbital torus, throw, turn

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