What is ridge?

  • (noun): Any long raised strip.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Ridge

A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size. There are several main types of ridges:

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Ridge
... A ridge is a geological feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated 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 typical dissected plateau terrain, the stream drainage valleys will leave intervening ridges ...
Crowley's Ridge
... Crowley's Ridge (also Crowleys Ridge) is an unusual geological formation that rises 250 to 550 feet (170 m) above the alluvial plain of the Mississippi embayment in a 150-m ... Most of the major cities of the Arkansas Delta region lie along Crowley's Ridge ... The ridge received its name from Benjamin Crowley, the first European settler to reach the area (near present day Paragould, Arkansas) sometime around 1820 ...
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
... The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a heritage railroad in northern Georgia ... Based in Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States it follows the former Marietta and North Georgia Railroad line along the Toccoa River north to McCaysville, Georgia, and its Twin city of Copperhill, Tennessee ... The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway started operations in 1998, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007 ...
Armagh - Townlands
... hollow of the chaff") Drumadd (from Druim-fhad meaning "long ridge") Drumarg (from Druim Arg meaning "ridge of the chests" or Druim Fhairig meaning "ridge of the feasting/hospitality") Drumman ...
Crowley's Ridge - Fossils
... This region adjacent to the ridge is covered with thick deltaic soils and few fossils are found except in gravel pits ... Crowley's Ridge contains important exposures of fossiliferous Tertiary sediments and contains the only documented Miocene exposures in the state ...

More definitions of "ridge":

  • (noun): A long narrow natural elevation or striation.
  • (verb): Extend in ridges.
    Example: "The land ridges towards the South"
  • (verb): Plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip.
  • (verb): Form into a ridge.
  • (verb): Spade into alternate ridges and troughs.
    Example: "Ridge the soil"
  • (noun): A long narrow range of hills.
  • (noun): A beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters.
    Synonyms: ridgepole, rooftree
  • (verb): Throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides.
    Example: "He ridged his corn"
  • (noun): Any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane.

Famous quotes containing the word ridge:

    The self-consciousness of Pine Ridge manifests itself at the village’s edge in such signs as “Drive Keerful,” “Don’t Hit Our Young ‘uns,” and “You-all Hurry Back”Mlocutions which nearly all Arkansas hill people use daily but would never dream of putting in print.
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The light passes
    from ridge to ridge,
    from flower to flower—
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The light passes
    from ridge to ridge,
    from flower to flower.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)