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Definition of the noun ridge

What does ridge mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ridges

  1. a long narrow natural elevation or striation
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: elevation / natural elevation = a raised or elevated geological formation
    • more specific terms:
      • bank = a long ridge or pile
      • bar = a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
      • sand dune / dune = a ridge of sand created by the wind
      • esker = a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment
      • ledge / shelf = a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
      • reef = a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
      • ripple mark = one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind
  2. any long raised strip
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic terms: convex shape / convexity = a shape that curves or bulges outward
    • more specific words:
  3. a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: formation / geological formation = the geological features of the earth
    • instance: Mid-Atlantic Ridge = a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic
  4. a long narrow range of hills
  5. any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
  6. a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

Alternative definition of the noun ridge


  1. The line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground.
  2. Highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area.
  3. A chain of mountains.
  4. A chain of hills.
  5. A long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom.
  6. [meteorology] A type of warm air that comes down on to land from mountains.

Definition of the verb ridge

What does ridge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ridged | ridging | ridges

  1. extend in ridges
    • example: The land ridges towards the South
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: continue / cover / extend = span an interval of distance, space or time
  2. plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
  3. throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
    • example: He ridged his corn
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: throw = propel through the air
  4. spade into alternate ridges and troughs
    • example: ridge the soil
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: spade = dig (up) with a spade
  5. form into a ridge
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: form / shape = give shape or form to


  1. Ridge: A ridge is an elongated region of relatively high atmospheric pressure, the opposite of a trough.
    • also known as Rücken, 高壓脊
  2. Ridge is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,336 at the 2010 census.
  3. Ridge is a village and civil parish in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, situated between Potters Bar and Shenley. It has a church, St Margaret's; a children's playground; and the Old Guinea public house, which serves food on most days. The village holds an annual fete on the August bank holiday. Ridge is surrounded by countryside with numerous public footpaths. In 1926, the parish boundary between Ridge, Hertfordshire, and South Mimms, Middlesex, was subject to a minor adjustment.
  4. Ridge is an unincorporated community hamlet in Morgan County, West Virginia. It is located along Valley Road at its intersection with Fish Hatchery Road near the Frederick County, Virginia line. Sleepy Creek and Timber Ridge lie to its east with Warm Springs Ridge lying to its west.
  5. Ridge is an unincorporated community in Robertson County, Texas, United States. It lies at an elevation of 358 feet, and it is located at 31°08′44″N 96°19′19″W / 31.14556°N 96.32194°W. Ridge is located along U.S. Route 79 and a Missouri Pacific Railroad line.
  6. Ridge is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
  7. Ridge a.k.a. Ridge, Maryland: Ridge is an unincorporated community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. Bard's Field was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is near the southernmost tip of the western shore of Maryland, known as Point Lookout, has bodies of water on both sides, and has two popular seafood restaurants. A historically black Roman Catholic church is here, which formerly had a parochial school.
  8. RIDGE is an Aviation waypoint.
  9. Ridge a.k.a. Ridge, California: Ridge is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 6 miles south-southeast of Willits, at an elevation of 1916 feet.
  10. Ridge was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Niles Center branch, now known as the Yellow Line. The station was located at Ridge Avenue and Brummel Street in Evanston, Illinois. Ridge was situated east of Asbury and west of Howard. Ridge opened on March 28, 1925, and closed on March 27, 1948 upon the closing of the Niles Center branch.

There are other places with in their name, like Bee Ridge, Bel-Ridge, Dry Ridge, Elk Ridge, Ivy Ridge, Oak Ridge, Pea Ridge, Burr Ridge, Cool Ridge, Deer Ridge, East Ridge, Glen Ridge, Gold Ridge, High Ridge, Iron Ridge, Lake Ridge, Lime Ridge, Long Ridge, Lynx Ridge and Main Ridge.


Ridge is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Genetix #1.


  1. Ridge: A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size.
    • also known as Ράχη
  2. Ridge a.k.a. Headland: A headland is a coastal landform, a point of land usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends out into a body of water. The word is often used as a synonym for promontory; a headland of considerable size often being called a cape. A headland is often referred to simply as a head; either in context or in names such as Beachy Head or Koko Head.
  3. Ridge: Ridges are domains of the genome with a high gene expression; the opposite of ridges are antiridges. The term was first used by Caron et al. in 2001.
  4. Ridge: In differential geometry, a smooth surface in three dimensions has a ridge point when a line of curvature has a local maximum or minimum of principal curvature. The set of ridge points form curves on the surface called ridges.
  5. Ridge is a school, educational institution.

Phrases with Ridge

Phrases starting with the word Ridge:

  1. ridge rope
  2. ridge tile
  3. Ridge vent
  4. Ridge Course
  5. Ridge-Runner
  6. Ridge Rollandia
  7. Ridge Beggartick
  8. Ridge Scrubsnail

Phrases ending with the word Ridge:

  1. gum ridge
  2. blue ridge
  3. three-ridge
  4. moving ridge
  5. Combing Ridge
  6. Orbital Ridge
  7. alveolar ridge
  8. Fat Three-Ridge
  9. Mid-ocean ridge
  10. Mid-Oceanic Ridge

Other phrases containing the word Ridge:

  1. Blue Ridge Sedge
  2. Oak Ridge Lupine

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ridge

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Google previewAustralia's Fossil Heritage (2012)

A Catalogue of Important Australian Fossil Sites by Australian Heritage Council

Lightning Ridge is a fascinating fossil site, not only because the fossils are preserved as opals.

Lightning Ridge is an important site to study and reconstruct the palaeoecology, palaeoenvironment, and palaeoclimate of this region during the early Cretaceous (approximately 110 Ma).

Google previewThe Mystery at Kill Devil Hills Teacher's Guide (2011)

by Carole Marsh

Jockey's Ridge is the largest sand dune on the Atlantic coast.

Google previewPreclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry (2015)

by V Gopikrishna

Ridge: A ridge is any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth and is named according to its location (e.g. buccal, incisal,

Google previewPATHWAYS TO ASTRONOMY COL1 VL1 (2016)

by CTI Reviews

MidAtlantic Ridge: The MidAtlantic Ridge is a midocean ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic...

Google previewA History of Watauga County, North Carolina (1915)

With Sketches of Prominent Families by John Preston Arthur

Blue Ridge is the name of the range of mountains which bounds this highland country on the east, though the western...

Google previewThe Arctic Seas (2012)

Climatology, Oceanography, Geology, and Biology by Yvonne Herman

The Nansen-Gakkel Ridge is a 1,500 km long continuous feature. Within 10° of the Greenwich...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

ridge n. A projecting or raised edge. Alveolar ridge See ALVEOLAR. The marginal ridge is an enamel elevation on the occlusal ...

Google previewEarth , Portrait of a Planet (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The Gorda Ridge is a tectonic spreading center located off the coast of Oregon and northern California north of Cape Mendocino. It runs from a triple junction with the San Andreas Fault and the Mendocino Fracture Zone northward to another ...

Google previewChanging Earth, Exploring Geology and Evolution (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The Gorda Ridge is a tectonic spreading center located off the coast of Oregon and northern California north of Cape Mendocino. It runs from a triple junction with the San Andreas Fault and the Mendocino Fracture Zone northward to another ...

Google previewTextbook of Dental Anatomy, Physiology and Occlusion (2013)

by Rashmi GS Phulari

A ridge is any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth.

Transverse ridge: Atransverse ridge is the union of two triangular ridges crossing the occlusal surface of a posterior tooth in a transverse...

Google previewContemporary World Regional Geography (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The Lomonosov Ridge is an unusual underwater ridge of continental crust in the Arctic Ocean. It spans...

ridge is a geological feature that features a chain of mountains or hills that are of a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War (2011)

by William L. Barney

seized Orchard Knob, a low ridge that afforded a staging area for further Union assaults against the Confederate center. But Sherman's attack ran into stiff resistance and made little headway. By midafternoon on November 25, Sherman's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arkansas (1998)

by Nancy Capace

CROWLEY'S RIDGE, A geological formation of elevated land or bluffs, extending ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2012)

Volume 22: Science and Medicine by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson

The agency to coordinate this activity hoped to draw high-tech businesses into the region by emphasizing existing facilities such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

Mid-Atlantic Ridge The undersea mountains of the Atlantic Ocean first found and charted by Matthew Maury, U.S.A. See Maury, Matthew Fontaine. mid-ocean ridges An interlocking series of continuous undersea mountain ranges. Together ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

Fingerprint contrast enhancement; Ridge enhancement; Ridge extraction...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

ridge, n 1. the remainder of the alveolar process after the teeth are removed. 2. the linear elevations on the masticatory surface of both anterior and posterior teeth.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

Oak Ridge, TN: Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory. McDonald, K.A.; Falk, R.H.; Williams, R.S.; Winandy, J.E. 1996. Wood decks: materials, construction, and finishing. Madison, WI: Forest Products Society.

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

ridge The top horizontal part of a roof structure where the two sloping parts of a roof meet. ridge board (ridge piece) Horizontal timber board to which the diagonal ...

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by L. Zombori, Henrik Steinmann

fold plica analis -» vannai fold plica anoiugalis -» jugal fold plica basal is -* basal fold plica calypteris -» calyptral fold plica cercalis -* cereal ridge plica cercalis longitudinalis -» longitudinal cereal ridge plica clypeolabralis — * clypeolabral ...

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Quotes about Ridge

I have great respect for President Bush, Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge. (Elton Gallegly)
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Scrabble value of R1I1D2G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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