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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ridge in the sense of this definition

(ridge is a kind of ...) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

(... is part of ridge) a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end

Definition 2: any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane - [noun denoting body]

(ridge is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of ridge ) a ridge on the frontal bone above the eye socket

Definition 3: a long narrow natural elevation or striation - [noun denoting object]

(ridge is a kind of ...) a raised or elevated geological formation

(... is a kind of ridge ) a long ridge or pile

"a huge bank of earth"

(... is a kind of ridge ) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore

"the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"

(... is a kind of ridge ) a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

(... is a kind of ridge ) (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets

(... is a kind of ridge ) a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

(... is a kind of ridge ) a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water

(... is a kind of ridge ) one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind

Definition 4: a long narrow range of hills - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for ridge in the sense of this definition

(ridge is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of ridge ) a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains

(... is a kind of ridge ) a narrow ridge of hills

Definition 5: a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean - [noun denoting object]

(ridge is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is an instance of 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

Definition 6: any long raised strip - [noun denoting shape]

(ridge is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

(... is a kind of ridge ) a ridge that forms a seam between two parts

(... is a kind of ridge ) a ridge on a corrugated surface

Definition 7: form into a ridge - [verb of change]

(ridge is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 8: spade into alternate ridges and troughs - [verb of contact]

Samples where ridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ridge the soil

(ridge is a kind of ...) dig (up) with a spade

"I spade compost into the flower beds"

Definition 9: throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides - [verb of contact]

Samples where ridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ridged his corn

(ridge is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 10: plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip - [verb of creation]

(ridge is a kind of ...) to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

"Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week" "turn the earth in the Spring"

(ridge belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 11: extend in ridges - [verb of stative]

Samples where ridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The land ridges towards the South

(ridge is a kind of ...) span an interval of distance, space or time

"The war extended over five years" "The period covered the turn of the century" "My land extends over the hills on the horizon" "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

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