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 membrane
5 a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters [syn: ridgepole, rooftree]
1 extend in ridges; "The land ridges towards the South"
2 plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
3 throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides; "He ridged his corn"
4 spade into alternate ridges and troughs; "ridge the soil"
5 form into a ridge
- Rhymes: -ɪdʒ
chain of hills or mountains
elevation on ocean bottom
- Finnish: keskiselänne
- Norwegian: rygg
- Russian: океанический хребет
- Swedish: rygg
Translations to be checked
- to form into a ridge
A ridge is a geological feature that features a continuous elevational crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size. There are several main types of ridges:
- Dendritic ridge: In a typical plateau terrain, the stream drainage valleys will leave intervening ridges. These are by far the most common ridges. These ridges usually represent slightly harder rock, but not always -- they are often simply because there were larger joint spaces where the valleys formed, or other chance occurrences. This type of ridge is generally somewhat random in orientation, often changing direction frequently, often with knobs at intervals on the ridge top.
- Stratigraphic ridge: In places such as the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, very long, very even, very straight ridges are formed due to the fact that they're the uneroded remaining edges of the more resistant strata that were folded laterally. Similar ridges have formed in places such as the Black Hills, where the ridges form concentric circles around the igneous core. Sometimes these ridges are called "hogback ridges".
- InterRidge An initiative for international cooperation in ridge-crest studies
ridge in Czech: Hřbet (geomorfologie)
ridge in German: Gebirgskamm
ridge in French: Crête
ridge in Dutch: Bergkam
ridge in Japanese: 尾根
ridge in Polish: Grzbiet górski
ridge in Portuguese: Tergo
ridge in Serbian: Гребен
ridge in Finnish: Selänne
ridge in Contenese: 山脊
ridge in Chinese: 山脊
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