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ridge

 (rĭj)
n.
1. A long narrow upper section or crest: the ridge of a wave.
2.
a. A long, narrow, elevated section of the earth's surface, such as a chain of hills or mountains or the divide between adjacent valleys.
b. A long mountain range on the ocean floor.
3. A narrow, elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure. Also called wedge.
4. A long, narrow, or crested part of the body: the ridge of the nose.
5. The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
6. A narrow, raised strip, as in cloth or on plowed ground.
v. ridged, ridg·ing, ridg·es
v.tr.
To mark with, form into, or provide with a ridge or ridges.
v.intr.
To form a ridge or ridges.

[Middle English rigge, from Old English hrycg; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ridge

(rɪdʒ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a long narrow raised land formation with sloping sides esp one formed by the meeting of two faces of a mountain or of a mountain buttress or spur
2. any long narrow raised strip or elevation, as on a fabric or in ploughed land
3. (Anatomy) anatomy any elongated raised margin or border on a bone, tooth, tissue membrane, etc
4. (Architecture)
a. the top of a roof at the junction of two sloping sides
b. (as modifier): a ridge tile.
5. (Zoology) the back or backbone of an animal, esp a whale
6. (Physical Geography) meteorol an elongated area of high pressure, esp an extension of an anticyclone. Compare trough4
vb
to form into a ridge or ridges
[Old English hrycg; related to Old High German hrucki, Old Norse hryggr]
ˈridgeˌlike adj
ˈridgy adj

ridge

(rɪdʒ)

n., v. ridged, ridg•ing. n.
1. a long, narrow elevation of land, as a chain of hills.
2. the long and narrow upper edge, angle, or crest of something, as a hill.
3. the back of an animal.
4. any raised, narrow strip, as on cloth.
5. the horizontal line in which the tops of the rafters of a roof meet.
6. (on a weather chart) a narrow, elongated area of high pressure.
v.t.
7. to provide with or form into ridges.
8. to mark with or as if with ridges.
v.i.
9. to form ridges.
[before 900; Middle English rigge (n.), Old English hrycg spine]

ridge


Past participle: ridged
Gerund: ridging

Imperative
ridge
ridge
Present
I ridge
you ridge
he/she/it ridges
we ridge
you ridge
they ridge
Preterite
I ridged
you ridged
he/she/it ridged
we ridged
you ridged
they ridged
Present Continuous
I am ridging
you are ridging
he/she/it is ridging
we are ridging
you are ridging
they are ridging
Present Perfect
I have ridged
you have ridged
he/she/it has ridged
we have ridged
you have ridged
they have ridged
Past Continuous
I was ridging
you were ridging
he/she/it was ridging
we were ridging
you were ridging
they were ridging
Past Perfect
I had ridged
you had ridged
he/she/it had ridged
we had ridged
you had ridged
they had ridged
Future
I will ridge
you will ridge
he/she/it will ridge
we will ridge
you will ridge
they will ridge
Future Perfect
I will have ridged
you will have ridged
he/she/it will have ridged
we will have ridged
you will have ridged
they will have ridged
Future Continuous
I will be ridging
you will be ridging
he/she/it will be ridging
we will be ridging
you will be ridging
they will be ridging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ridging
you have been ridging
he/she/it has been ridging
we have been ridging
you have been ridging
they have been ridging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ridging
you will have been ridging
he/she/it will have been ridging
we will have been ridging
you will have been ridging
they will have been ridging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ridging
you had been ridging
he/she/it had been ridging
we had been ridging
you had been ridging
they had been ridging
Conditional
I would ridge
you would ridge
he/she/it would ridge
we would ridge
you would ridge
they would ridge
Past Conditional
I would have ridged
you would have ridged
he/she/it would have ridged
we would have ridged
you would have ridged
they would have ridged

ridge

An area of high pressure between two depressions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striationridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
bank - a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
bar - a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
dune, sand dune - a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
esker - (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets
ledge, shelf - a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
reef - a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
ripple mark - one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind
2.ridge - any long raised strip
raphe, rhaphe - a ridge that forms a seam between two parts
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
corrugation - a ridge on a corrugated surface
3.ridge - a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
4.ridge - a long narrow range of hills
arete - a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
hogback, horseback - a narrow ridge of hills
5.ridge - any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
superciliary arch, superciliary ridge, supraorbital ridge, supraorbital torus - a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket
6.ridge - 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
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback roof, saddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
Verb1.ridge - extend in ridges; "The land ridges towards the South"
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
2.ridge - plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
plow, plough, turn - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
3.ridge - throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides; "He ridged his corn"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
4.ridge - spade into alternate ridges and troughs; "ridge the soil"
spade - dig (up) with a spade; "I spade compost into the flower beds"
5.ridge - form into a ridge
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

ridge

noun crest, bank, rise, fell, scar, escarpment In some places the ridge is quite a gentle feature.
Translations
أرْض مُرْتَفِعَهذُرْوَهسِلْسِلَة تِلال
hřebenhranahřbet
åshøjdedrag
harjanne
tetõgerinc
hæîarhryggurhryggurkambur, ás, hryggur
costonecresta
kalvų virtinėkraigasšelmuo
grēdajoslakalnu grēdakoremugura
hrana
rygg
çatı sırtıdağ/tepe sırtıdam tepesisırttepe dizisi

ridge

[rɪdʒ]
A. N [of hills, mountains] → cadena f; [of nose] → puente m, caballete m; [of roof] → caballete m (Agr) → caballón m; (= crest of hill) → cumbre f, cresta f (Met) ridge of high/low pressurelínea f de presión alta/baja
B. CPD ridge pole N (on tent) → caballete m, cumbrera f
ridge tent Ntienda f canadiense
ridge tile Nteja f de caballete

ridge

[ˈrɪdʒ] n
[hill] → faîte m; [mountain] → arête f
[roof] → arête f
(on object, surface)strie f

ridge

n
(= raised strip, on fabric, cardboard etc) → Rippe f; (on corrugated iron) → Welle f; (on sand) → Rippelmarke f; (on ploughed land) → Grat m; (in sea: = reef) → Riff nt; a ridge of hillseine Hügelkette; a ridge of mountainsein Höhenzug m; a ridge of high pressure (Met) → ein Hochdruckkeil m
(of hills, mountains)Rücken m, → Kamm m; (pointed, steep) → Grat m; (of roof)First m; (of nose)Rücken m
vt rocks, land, sandzerfurchen

ridge

:
ridgepole
n (of tent)Firststange f
ridge tent
nFirstzelt nt
ridge tile
nFirstziegel m
ridgeway
n (Brit) → Gratweg m

ridge

[rɪdʒ] n (of mountain, hill) → cresta; (of chain of mountains) → crinale m; (of roof) → colmo; (in ploughed field) → porca (Met) ridge of high pressurefascia di alta pressione

ridge

(ridʒ) noun
1. a long narrow piece of ground etc raised above the level of the ground etc on either side of it.
2. a long narrow row of hills.
3. anything like a ridge in shape. A ridge of high pressure is a long narrow area of high pressure as shown on a weather map.
4. the top edge of something where two sloping surfaces meet, eg on a roof.

ridge

n. borde, reborde, elevación prolongada.