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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 ?
The sides of the valley were here nearly precipitous, but, as frequently happens with stratified rocks, small ledges projected, which were thickly covered by wild bananas, lilaceous plants, and other luxuriant productions of the tropics.
Then they made their way through the front rows of stalls and looked at Box Five on the grand tier, They could not see it well, because it was half in darkness and because great covers were flung over the red velvet of the ledges of all the boxes.
After an hour's painful progress, we reached the verge of another fall, still loftier than the preceding and flanked both above and below with the same steep masses of rock, presenting, however, here and there narrow irregular ledges, supporting a shallow soil, on which grew a variety of bushes and trees, whose bright verdure contrasted beautifully with the foamy waters that flowed between them.
Where roaring on the ledges the summer ground-swell rolled; I heard them lift the chorus that drowned the breakers' song-- The Beaches of Lukannon--two million voices strong.
Rough and narrow ledges formed by nature gave access to the upper caves.
He picked his way from muskeg to muskeg, and followed the other man's footsteps along and across the rocky ledges which thrust like islets through the sea of moss.
Unmolested I reached the top of the canyon where I found a sheer drop of two or three hundred feet to the bottom of a rocky chasm; but on the left a narrow ledge rounded the shoulder of the overhanging cliff.
The noise of the approaching horses had ceased, and I judged the Indians were creeping stealthily upon me along the little ledge which led to my living tomb.
There lies our only hope of even temporary escape; there we may find a cave or a narrow ledge which two may defend for ever against this motley, unarmed horde.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
Had they remained within they would have been safe, for a ledge above the house parted the avalanche so that it was diverted into two paths and swept past the house on either side.
There was a broad strong ledge of stone to this grating where