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Definition of Ridge


  1. The back, or top of the back; a crest.
  2. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
  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. 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. The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
  6. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
  7. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
  8. To wrinkle.

Ridge Quotations

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Abraham Lincoln

I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
Daniel Boone

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Roy Barnes

We took a straight course up the great snow ridge.
Hudson Stuck

My father-in-law has ear hair like a wolverine. It fans out from the auricles, wafting from the ridge lines like cilia, like gray feathered plumage.
Rosecrans Baldwin
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Ridge Translations

ridge in Latin is iugum, promontorium
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