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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. 2 a 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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