Meaning of RIDGE in English


Pronunciation: ' rij

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English rigge, from Old English hrycg; akin to Old High German hrukki ridge, back

Date: before 12th century

1 : an elevated body part or structure

2 a : a range of hills or mountains b : an elongate elevation on an ocean bottom

3 : an elongate crest or a linear series of crests

4 : a raised strip (as of plowed ground)

5 : the line of intersection at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof

– ridged \ ' rijd \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.