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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 ?
Eager faces strained round pillars and corners, to get a sight of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody's cost, to a view of him--stood a-tiptoe, got upon ledges, stood upon next to nothing, to see every inch of him.
I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
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.
Then he headed straight for Walrus Islet, a little low sheet of rocky island almost due northeast from Novastoshnah, all ledges and rock and gulls' nests, where the walrus herded by themselves.
Then Patroclus drew near to Achilles with tears welling from his eyes, as from some spring whose crystal stream falls over the ledges of a high precipice.
They now made their way to the water's edge, scrambling along ledges of rocks that overhung the waves, and obliged often to hold by shrubs and grapevines to avoid slipping into the deep and hurried stream.
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.
The whole body of the river was compressed into a space of less than thirty feet in width, between two ledges of rocks, upwards of two hundred feet high, and formed a whirling and tumultuous vortex, so frightfully agitated as to receive the name of "The Caldron Linn.
The first half was perfectly easy, but from there upwards it became continually steeper until, for the last fifty feet, we were literally clinging with our fingers and toes to tiny ledges and crevices in the rock.
As if fired by his own words, he took a sort of leap at the ledges of the rock above him, and scaled them with a sudden agility in startling contrast to his general lassitude.
We were approaching the famed Pillars of Hercules, and already the African one, "Ape's Hill," a grand old mountain with summit streaked with granite ledges, was in sight.
Splendid as the waters that drop with resounding thunder from high ledges of rock, and plunge downwards into the blue depths of night, was the presence of love she dreamt, drawing into it every drop of the force of life, and dashing them all asunder in the superb catastrophe in which everything was surrendered, and nothing might be reclaimed.