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 ridged
A hundred summer sunsets glowed in the yellow corn that lay massed in ridged and burnished splendor.
Higher, the roseate whiteness of ridged snow on Alps or Apennines.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece|John Addington Symonds
The cones are three to five inches long, with ridged scales set with prickles.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Millions of lice swarmed over the wasted limbs and ridged ribs.Andersonville, Volume 2|John McElroy
The fillets are not so well 290 smoothed down on the interior surface as usual, a ridged appearance being the result.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
- 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.