ledge


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ledge: flurry

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

ledge

noun shelf, step, ridge, projection, mantle, sill She had climbed onto the ledge outside his window
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ledge

[ˈlɛdʒ] n
[window] → rebord m
[mountain] → saillie f, corniche f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ledge

[lɛdʒ] n (on wall) → sporgenza; (of window) → davanzale m; (of mountain) → cengia, cornice f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ledge

n. borde.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
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.
On each hand the walls were nearly vertical, yet from the soft nature of the volcanic strata, trees and a rank vegetation sprung from every projecting ledge. These precipices must have been some thousand feet high; and the whole formed a mountain gorge far more magnificent than anything which I had ever before beheld.
I had seen a thing like a death's head resting on the ledge of the box, whereas Richard saw the shape of an old woman who looked like Mme.
After I had signified my assent, Toby, without uttering a a single word, crawled along the dripping ledge until he gained a point from whence he could just reach one of the largest of the pendant roots; he shook it--it quivered in his grasp, and when he let it go it twanged in the air like a strong, wire sharply struck.
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
He continued up the river for perhaps a mile; and then, crossing over to the left bank, drew his craft up on a low ledge that lay almost on a level with the water.
A huge creature stood upon a ledge and brandished his stone hatchet.
He came to a pause on a ledge, clutching a knob of rock for support, gasping and sneezing and shaking his head.