- a layer or mass of rock underground.
- a lode or vein.
verb (used with object), ledged, ledg·ing.
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Origin of ledge
OTHER WORDS FROM ledgeledgeless, adjectiveun·ledged, adjective
Words nearby ledge
How to use ledge in a sentence
This one was on a snow-covered ledge, a couple feet wide at its broadest.
The next year, a teenage girl stood on the top ledge of a Charlottesville parking garage, threatening to jump.Dawn Staley, another title in sight, won’t stop speaking out: ‘I can’t not do it’|Candace Buckner|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
It pushed some ad businesses close to the ledge and made others walk back from it.Google’s user-level identifier bombshell: what we know (and don’t)|Seb Joseph|March 8, 2021|Digiday
An affidavit said that a Capitol Police officer managed to knock Ehmke off a ledge and handcuff him.Retired firefighter accused of attacking police, man carrying Confederate flag charged in Capitol riots|Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner, Ann Marimow|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
You can opt for a shelf with ledges to display books or a corner shelf to bring life to an otherwise lonely section of the wall.
The only catch—he never mined a thing and the tunnel led to a scenic ledge.
On a ledge is a small TV set and a cabinet with a few sad possessions spilling out.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another chamber there was a hole inside of a ledge we put our hands through.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We moved slowly down slippery stones, careful not to focus on the ledge to our right that dropped down to the mountain base.
And of course Baelish materialized (at just the right moment) to save Sansa and coax Lysa away from the ledge.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling)|Andrew Romano|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he was toiling slowly up a narrow, rocky pass, he suddenly saw an Indian's head peering over the ledge.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Crawl up there again, Sarge, and look straight down at the first ledge from the bottom.
I "shinned," and reached the ledge with a good deal of skin peeled from various parts of my person.
He is dancing on an outcrop (that means a ledge of rock) in the middle of Australia at six o'clock before breakfast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
A very shallow sheet of water flowed down over a broad but nowise precipitous ledge of rock into the valley beneath.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer