moving ridge


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Noun1.moving ridge - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)moving ridge - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
breakers, surf, breaker - waves breaking on the shore
backwash, wake - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
swash - the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"
riffle, ripple, rippling, wavelet - a small wave on the surface of a liquid
crestless wave, swell - the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
lift, rise - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
billow, surge - a large sea wave
tidal wave - a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
tidal wave - an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
tsunami - a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption; "a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes"
rolling wave, roller, roll - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
comber - a long curling sea wave
white horse, whitecap - a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
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For instance, 'wave' can mean a gesture, to sway, or a moving ridge of water.