Meaning of RIDGE in English

I. ˈrij 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


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 ˈrijd adjective

II. verb

( ridged ; ridg·ing )

Date: 1523

transitive verb

: to form into a ridge

intransitive verb

: to extend in ridges

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.