Definitions of ridge

  1. extend in ridges; " The land ridges towards the South"
  2. a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters
  3. any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
  4. a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  5. a long narrow range of hills
  6. any long raised strip
  7. form into a ridge
  8. spade into alternate ridges and troughs, of soil
  9. plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
  10. spade into alternate ridges and troughs; " ridge the soil"
  11. throw soil toward ( a crop row) from both sides; " He ridged his corn"
  12. To wrinkle.
  13. The back, or top of the back; a crest.
  14. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
  15. The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
  16. The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
  17. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
  18. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
  19. The back, or top of the back, of an animal; a range of hills or mountains; the horizontal angle or edge where the two slopes of a roof meet; a raised strip or line, as in cloth, etc.
  20. To cover with ridges, or raised lines.
  21. To become marked with ridges, or raised lines.
  22. Ridgy.
  23. The back or top of the back: anything like a back, as a long range of hills: an extended protuberance: the earth thrown up by the plough between the furrows: the upper horizontal timber of a roof.
  24. To form into ridges: to wrinkle.
  25. A long elevation; range; earth between two furrows; top of a roof.
  26. To form ridges on.
  27. A long elevation, the upper edge of a roof.
  28. A long continuous range of hills or mountains, or the back of such; a long crest; the crest of a roof.
  29. To form a ridge; to form into ridges; to wrinkle.
  30. Anything formed like the back of an animal; a long horizontal elevation from which the surface slopes down on each side; a strip of soil thrown up by the plough; the angular top of the roof of a building; a raised or elevated line.
  31. To cover with or form into ridges; to rib or wrinkle.

Usage examples for ridge

  1. But what can you expect when folks stand gossipin' and philanderin' on the ridge instead o' tendin' to their work? – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. The sun was rising when they reached the top of a ridge, whence they could obtain a distant view of the Fort. – Silver Lake by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. The State is beginning to take notice of Misty Ridge, and offers of assistance come more rapidly than Kate can decline them. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  4. Every company which had reached the ridge had joined the fighting line. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  5. His own flock had drifted like a slow cloud to the point of the long ridge, and there Swan Carlson's band had joined it. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  6. Then, near at hand, the head rose above the brow of the ridge. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  7. Shall we walk to the ridge? – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  8. It was a lucky thing that they decided to take a different course from the river, because they soon discovered that the ridge they were on ran for a long distance almost directly north, and that the woods were not nearly so dense as they were in the course they had followed. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  9. Then on a spare horse that had been brought along Jack rode back to Rainbow Ridge, one of the men carrying the mail and express stuff. – Jack of the Pony Express by Frank V. Webster
  10. But we were down the ridge at last. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  11. It is bounded on the south by a long, narrow trap ridge known as Long Hill, the summit of which ranges from 400 to 500 feet in elevation, or roughly 200 feet above the border of this swamp. – The Passaic Flood of 1903 by Marshall Ora Leighton
  12. A long ridge of fresh gravel rose before us. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. We finally got on to the top of what they called a ridge. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  14. Every now and then I ascended to the ridge, just high enough to see over it, and then examined the country to discover anything going on near me. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  15. There's a break in the ridge. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  16. Set the plants in the top, about fifteen inches or two feet apart; keep clear of weeds, making the hill or ridge a little larger by each hoeing. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  17. He always runs with the wind, and generally follows a ridge. – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  18. How about walking round at the foot of this ridge and seeing where it'll lead us to? – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh