verb (used with object), ridged, ridg·ing.
verb (used without object), ridged, ridg·ing.
Origin of ridge
Examples from the Web for ridged
Historical Examples of ridged
Very deliberately he struck him across the face with three ridged fingers.Slaves of Mercury
They rested on ridged earth, black against the cold, grey sky.The Long Roll
The wall beside us had been smooth, but now it was broken and ridged.
It was all naked rock, ridged and pitted, and everywhere yellow-tinged.
The interior, high ceilinged to the ridged roof, was unbroken by supports.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
- 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.