Meaning of RIDGE in English

— ridgelike , adj.

/rij/ , n. , v. , ridged, ridging .


1. a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.

2. the long and narrow upper edge, angle, or crest of something, as a hill, wave, or vault.

3. the back of an animal.

4. any raised, narrow strip, as on cloth.

5. the horizontal line in which the tops of the rafters of a roof meet.

6. (on a weather chart) a narrow, elongated area of high pressure.


7. to provide with or form into a ridge or ridges.

8. to mark with or as if with ridges.


9. to form ridges.

[ bef. 900; ME rigge (n.), OE hrycg spine, crest, ridge; c. D rug, G Rücken, ON hryggr ]

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