ridge /ˈrɪʤ/ 名詞
Ridge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ridged p. pr. & vb. n. Ridging.]
1. To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
Bristles ranged like those that ridge the back
Of chafed wild boars. --Milton.
2. To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
3. To wrinkle. “With a forehead ridged.”
1. The back, or top of the back; a crest.
2. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys. “The frozen ridges of the Alps.”
Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct. --Milton.
3. A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.
4. Arch. The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
5. Fort. The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
n 1: a long narrow natural elevation or striation
2: any long raised strip
3: a long narrow range of hills
4: any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or
5: a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment
for upper end of rafters [syn: ridgepole, rooftree]
v 1: extend in ridges; "The land ridges towards the South"
2: plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an
3: throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides; "He ridged
4: spade into alternate ridges and troughs; "ridge the soil"
5: form into a ridge