verb (used with object), ridged, ridg·ing.
verb (used without object), ridged, ridg·ing.
- rider's bone,
- ridge rib,
Origin of ridge
Examples from the Web for ridge
High on the slopes of Everest, some 70 sherpas surged over a ridge to see the beating.
He and his friend huffed the iron wheelbarrow up the ridge, lashed it onto the Jeep.
Johnny was gone, over the ridge, to Bozeman, for repairs on his snowmobile.
November drew near, cold below zero—Be thirty below, up the ridge—and still Don and Dan stuck it out.
He drove the highway to see if tracks led up the ridge toward the smoke.
Across the entrance the floor sloped up to the rocky ridge, of which Mr. Rogers had spoken; and beyond the ridge lay the pool.Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
While this movement was being effected Humbert rode forward, and crossing the ridge, reconnoitred the enemy.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
Then as they heard nothing to rouse their fears, they moved cautiously up the side of the ridge.The War Trail|Elmer Russell Gregor
I begged of the adjutant to let me go off along the ridge on my own to see if I could find any trace.At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
So narrow is the ridge that the double row of open sheds leaves barely room for pack mules to pass.An Australian in China|George Ernest Morrison
- the top of a roof at the junction of two sloping sides
- (as modifier)a ridge tile
Word Origin for ridge
Old English hrycg "back of a man or beast," probably reinforced by Old Norse hryggr "back, ridge," from Proto-Germanic *khrugjaz (cf. Old Frisian hregg, Old Saxon hruggi, Dutch rug, Old High German hrukki, German Rücken "the back"), of uncertain origin. Also in Old English, "the top or crest of anything," especially when long and narrow. The connecting notion is of the "ridge" of the backbone. Spelling with -dg- is from late 15c. Ridge-runner "Southern Appalachian person" first recorded 1917.