- a layer or mass of rock underground.
- a lode or vein.
verb (used with object), ledged, ledg·ing.
Origin of ledge
Examples from the Web for 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
“Thomas was really out there on the ledge, all by himself, for quite a while,” Lemon says.
The man got up from the log and walked away, down the beach toward a ledge of rock that shut off the southern end.Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
And to the ledge itself a polished crown, four inches high; and over the same another little golden crown.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The Caterpillars are going round and round on the ledge at the top of the vase.Insect Adventures|J. Henri Fabre
Abou Do now stealthily approached the ledge of rock beneath which he had expected to see the head of the animal.In the Heart of Africa|Samuel White Baker
And it doesnt make any difference whether hes running on the plains or along a ledge of the rocks.Scouting with Kit Carson|Everett T. Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for ledge
Word Origin for ledge
Word Origin and History for ledge
late 13c., "crossbar on a door," perhaps from Middle English verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1550s; "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1550s.