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RIDGE, n. [L. rugo.]

1. The back or top of the back.

2. A long or continued range of hills or mountains; or the upper part of such a range. We say, a long ridge of hills, or the highest ridge.

3. A steep elevation, eminence or protuberance.

Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct.

4. A long rising land, or a strip of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows. Ps. 65.

5. The top of the roof of a building.

6. Any long elevation of land.

7. Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of flesh in the roof of the mouth.

RIDGE, v.t.

1. To form a ridge; as bristles that ridge the back of a boar.

2. In tillage, to form into ridges with the plow. The farmers in Connecticut ridge their land for maize, leaving a balk between two ridges.

3. To wrinkle.



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RIDGE, n. [L. rugo.]

1. The back or top of the back.

2. A long or continued range of hills or mountains; or the upper part of such a range. We say, a long ridge of hills, or the highest ridge.

3. A steep elevation, eminence or protuberance.

Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct.

4. A long rising land, or a strip of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows. Ps. 65.

5. The top of the roof of a building.

6. Any long elevation of land.

7. Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of flesh in the roof of the mouth.

RIDGE, v.t.

1. To form a ridge; as bristles that ridge the back of a boar.

2. In tillage, to form into ridges with the plow. The farmers in Connecticut ridge their land for maize, leaving a balk between two ridges.

3. To wrinkle.

RIDGE, n. [Sax. rig, ricg, hric, hricg, the back; Sw. rygg; D. rug; G. rücken; Ice. hriggur. The Welsh has rhig, a notch or groove, and rhyç, a trench or furrow between ridges. The Dutch has reeks, a ridge, chain or series, and the Dan. rekke is a row, rank, range, a file, and a ridge, from the root of rekker, to reach. If connected with the latter word, the primary sense is to draw or stretch, L. rugo.]

  1. The back or top of the back. – Hudibras.
  2. A long or continued range of hills or mountains; or the upper part of such a range. We say, a long ridge of hills, or the highest ridge. – Milton. Ray.
  3. A steep elevation, eminence or protuberance. Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct. – Milton.
  4. A long rising land, or a strip of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows. – Ps. lxv. Mortimer.
  5. The top of the roof of a building. – Moxon.
  6. Any long elevation of land.
  7. Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of flesh in the roof of the mouth. – Far. Dict.

RIDGE, v.t.

  1. To form a ridge; as, bristles that ridge the back of a boar. – Milton.
  2. In tillage, to form into ridges with the plow. The farmers in Connecticut ridge their land for maiz, leaving a balk between two ridges.
  3. To wrinkle. – Cowper.

Ridge
  1. The back, or top of the back; a crest.

    Hudibras.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
  5. 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.
  6. To wrinkle.

    "With a forehead ridged." Cowper.
  7. 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.
  8. The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.

    Stocqueler.
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Ridge

RIDGE, noun [Latin rugo.]

1. The back or top of the back.

2. A long or continued range of hills or mountains; or the upper part of such a range. We say, a long ridge of hills, or the highest ridge

3. A steep elevation, eminence or protuberance.

Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct.

4. A long rising land, or a strip of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows. Psalms 65:10.

5. The top of the roof of a building.

6. Any long elevation of land.

7. Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of flesh in the roof of the mouth.

RIDGE, verb transitive

1. To form a ridge; as bristles that ridge the back of a boar.

2. In tillage, to form into ridges with the plow. The farmers in Connecticut ridge their land for maize, leaving a balk between two ridges.

3. To wrinkle.

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