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ridge


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ridge  \Ridge\,  n.  [OE.  rigge  the  back  AS  hrycg  akin  to  D. 
  rug,  G.  r["U]cken,  OHG.  rucki,  hrukki  Icel.  hryggr  Sw 
  rugg,  Dan.  ryg.  [root]16.] 
  1.  The  back  or  top  of  the  back  a  crest.  --Hudibras. 
 
  2.  A  range  of  hills  or  mountains,  or  the  upper  part  of  such  a 
  range;  any  extended  elevation  between  valleys.  ``The 
  frozen  ridges  of  the  Alps.''  --Shak. 
 
  Part  rise  crystal  wall,  or  ridge  direct.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  raised  line  or  strip,  as  of  ground  thrown  up  by  a  plow 
  or  left  between  furrows  or  ditches,  or  as  on  the  surface 
  of  metal,  cloth,  or  bone,  etc 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  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. 
 
  5.  (Fort.)  The  highest  portion  of  the  glacis  proceeding  from 
  the  salient  angle  of  the  covered  way  --Stocqueler. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ridge  \Ridge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ridged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ridging}.] 
  1.  To  form  a  ridge  of  to  furnish  with  a  ridge  or  ridges;  to 
  make  into  a  ridge  or  ridges. 
 
  Bristles  ranged  like  those  that  ridge  the  back  Of 
  chafed  wild  boars.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  form  into  ridges  with  the  plow,  as  land. 
 
  3.  To  wrinkle.  ``With  a  forehead  ridged.''  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ridge 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  natural  elevation  or  striation 
  2:  any  long  raised  strip 
  3:  a  long  narrow  range  of  hills 
  4:  a  beam  laid  along  the  ridge  of  a  roof;  provides  attachment 
  for  upper  end  of  rafters  [syn:  {ridgepole},  {rooftree}] 
  v  1:  extend  in  ridges:  "The  land  ridges  towards  the  South" 
  2:  plough  alternate  strips  by  throwing  the  furrow  onto  an 
  unploughed  strip 
  3:  through  soil  toward  (a  crop  row)  from  both  sides:  "He  ridged 
  his  corn" 
  4:  spade  into  alternate  ridges  and  troughs,  of  soil 
  5:  form  into  a  ridge 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ridge,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  20680 
  Ridge,  NY  (CDP,  FIPS  61665) 
  Location:  40.91018  N,  72.88205  W 
  Population  (1990):  11734  (5349  housing  units) 
  Area:  34.2  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  11961 
  Ridge,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23233 




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