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Definition of ridge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a narrow area of high land along the top of a line of hills; a high pointed area near the top of a mountain walking along the ridge the northeast ridge of Mount Everest We stood on the windswept ridge and looked down at the valley below.
  2. 2a raised line on the surface of something; the point where two sloping surfaces join The ridges on the soles of my boots stopped me from slipping. the ridge of the roof
  3. 3ridge (of high pressure) (technology) a long narrow area of high pressure in the atmosphere a ridge of high pressure over the Atlantic compare trough
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