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English noun: ridge

1. ridge (object) a long narrow natural elevation or striation


Broader (hypernym)elevation, natural elevation


Narrower (hyponym)bank, bar, dune, esker, ledge, reef, ripple mark, sand dune, shelf

2. ridge (shape) any long raised strip


Broader (hypernym)convex shape, convexity


Narrower (hyponym)corrugation, raphe, rhaphe

3. ridge (object) a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Instance hyponymMid-Atlantic Ridge

4. ridge (object) a long narrow range of hills


Synonymsridgeline


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)arete, hogback, horseback

5. ridge (body) any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane


Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process


Narrower (hyponym)superciliary arch, superciliary ridge, supraorbital ridge, supraorbital torus

6. ridge (artifact) a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters


Synonymsridgepole, rooftree


Broader (hypernym)beam


Part meronymgable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof


English verb: ridge

1. ridge (stative) extend in ridges


SamplesThe land ridges towards the South.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend

2. ridge (creation) plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plough, plow, turn


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

3. ridge (contact) throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides


SamplesHe ridged his corn.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)throw

4. ridge (contact) spade into alternate ridges and troughs


SamplesRidge the soil.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)spade

5. ridge (change) form into a ridge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape









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