Meaning of RIDGE in English

RIDGE

/ rɪdʒ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a narrow area of high land along the top of a line of hills; a high pointed area near the top of a mountain :

walking along the ridge

the north-east ridge of Mount Everest

2.

a raised line on the surface of sth; the point where two sloping surfaces join :

The ridges on the soles of my boots stopped me from slipping.

the ridge of the roof

—picture at house

3.

[ C ] ridge (of high pressure) ( technical ) a long narrow area of high pressure in the atmosphere

—compare trough

■ verb

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] to make narrow raised lines or areas on the surface of sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English hrycg spine, crest , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rug and German Rücken back.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.