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ledge

 (lĕj)
n.
1. A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
2. A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
3. An underwater ridge or rock shelf.
4. A level of rock-bearing ore; a vein.

[Middle English, crossbar, probably from leggen, to lay, from Old English lecgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

ledg′y adj.

ledge

(lɛdʒ)
n
1. a narrow horizontal surface resembling a shelf and projecting from a wall, window, etc
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a layer of rock that contains an ore; vein
3. (Geological Science) a ridge of rock that lies beneath the surface of the sea
4. (Physical Geography) a narrow shelflike rock projection on a cliff or mountain
[C14 legge, perhaps from leggen to lay1]
ˈledgy, ledged adj

ledge

(lɛdʒ)
n.
1. a relatively narrow, projecting part, as a horizontal, shelflike projection on a wall or a raised edge on a tray.
2. a more or less flat shelf of rock protruding from a cliff or slope.
3. a reef, ridge, or line of rocks in the sea.
4. a layer or mass of rock underground.
[1300–50; Middle English legge]
ledg′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ledge - a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under waterledge - a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
berm - a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation

ledge

noun shelf, step, ridge, projection, mantle, sill She had climbed onto the ledge outside his window
Translations
صَفَّه، إفْريز شُبّاك، طُنْف
římsavýstupek
afsatssålbænk
párkány
stallur, hilla, sylla
briaunaiškyša
dzegaklintsradzemala
rímsavýstupok
polica
raf gibi çıkıntıuzantı

ledge

[ledʒ] N (on wall, of window) → alféizar m; (= shelf) → repisa f, anaquel m; (on mountain) → saliente m, cornisa f

ledge

[ˈlɛdʒ] n
[window] → rebord m
[mountain] → saillie f, corniche f

ledge

n
Leiste f, → Kante f; (along wall) → Leiste f; (of window) (inside) → Fensterbrett nt; (outside) → (Fenster)sims nt or m; (= shelf)Ablage f, → Bord nt; (= mountain ledge)(Fels)vorsprung m
(= ridge of rocks)Riff nt

ledge

[lɛdʒ] n (on wall) → sporgenza; (of window) → davanzale m; (of mountain) → cengia, cornice f

ledge

(ledʒ) noun
a shelf or an object that sticks out like a shelf. He keeps plant-pots on the window-ledge; They stopped on a ledge halfway up the cliff.

ledge

n. borde.
References in classic literature ?
said Jo, still intent upon her sister's face, for the bright color faded as quickly as it came, the smile vanished, and presently a tear lay shining on the window ledge.
Four, five, six, seven," he said slowly, wetting his finger and making straight up and down marks on the window ledge.
Then, more slowly still, he put out his hand and pulled at some bushes that grew on a ledge of the rock.
Heyward turned the instant she gave a direction to his suspicions, and peering just above the ledge which formed the threshold of the open outlet of the cavern, he beheld the malignant, fierce and savage features of Le Renard Subtil.
He was in one of the angles, the one away from the house, very erect, as it struck me, and with both hands on the ledge.
The pursuers gained on them fast; the carriage made a sudden turn, and brought them near a ledge of a steep overhanging rock, that rose in an isolated ridge or clump in a large lot, which was, all around it, quite clear and smooth.
Right under us a narrow ledge rose up out of the valley, with a green, slanting, bench-shaped top, and grouped about upon this green-baize bench were a lot of black and white sheep which looked merely like oversized worms.
Then they stood there, with their hands on the ledge of the berth, and talked.
When there was room on the ledge outside of the pots and boxes for a cat, the cat was there-- in sunny weather--stretched at full length, asleep and blissful, with her furry belly to the sun and a paw curved over her nose.
Presently they came to a place where a little stream of water, trickling over a ledge and carrying a limestone sediment with it, had, in the slow-dragging ages, formed a laced and ruffled Niagara in gleaming and imperishable stone.
Above the chimney were sundry villainous old guns, and a couple of horse-pistols: and, by way of ornament, three gaudily-painted canisters disposed along its ledge.
She put back the poison mechanically on the ledge of the window and watched, as in a dream, the ship gliding smoothly on its silent way -- gliding till it melted dimly into shadow -- gliding till it was lost in the mist.