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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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ridge

An area of high pressure between two depressions.
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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"
5.ridge - form into a ridge
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
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ridge

noun crest, bank, rise, fell, scar, escarpment In some places the ridge is quite a gentle feature.
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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
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ridge

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

n. borde, reborde, elevación prolongada.
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Rachidian with broad, trigonal cusp and well-developed hood, but lacking a distinct transverse basal ridge and near-basal medial indentation; cutting edge with a very long, acuminate, central denticle and 2 or 3 smaller, likewise elongate denticles on each side.
rotundilobata Rodriguez 1994, but differs from it by the shape and size of the lateral lobe, an oblique basal ridge of tubercles and by the apex of first gonopod.
In most cases, the best evidence for their presence in fossil taxa are the basal ridges by which the turbinates attach to the lateral walls of the nasal cavity (Watson 1913; and many others subsequently).