Meaning of RIDGE in English

RIDGE

n. & v.

--n.

1. the line of the junction of two surfaces sloping upwards towards each other (the ridge of a roof).

2 a long narrow hilltop, mountain range, or watershed.

3 any narrow elevation across a surface.

4 Meteorol. an elongated region of high barometric pressure.

5 Agriculture a raised strip of arable land, usu. one of a set separated by furrows.

6 Hort. a raised hotbed for melons etc.

--v.

1. tr. mark with ridges.

2 tr. Agriculture break up (land) into ridges.

3 tr. Hort. plant (cucumbers etc.) in ridges.

4 tr. & intr. gather into ridges.

Phrases and idioms:

ridge-piece (or -tree) a beam along the ridge of a roof. ridge-pole

1. the horizontal pole of a long tent.

2 ridge-piece. ridge-tile a tile used in making a roof-ridge.

Derivatives:

ridgy adj.

Etymology: OE hrycg f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.