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Ledge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A stratum, layer or row.
The lowest ledge or row should be merely of stone.
2. A ridge; a prominent row; as a ledge of rocks.
3. A prominent part; a regular part rising or projecting beyond the rest.
4. A small molding.
5. A small piece of timber placed athwart ships, under the deck between the beams.
6. A long ridge of rocks near the surface of the sea.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water [syn: ledge, shelf]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English legge bar of a gate Date: 1535 1. a raised or projecting edge or molding intended to protect or check <a window ledge> 2. an underwater ridge or reef especially near the shore 3. a. a narrow flat surface or shelf; especially one that projects from a wall of rock b. rock that is solid or continuous enough to form ledges ; bedrock <the field was full of ledge> 4. lode, vein ledgy adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall etc. 2 a shelflike projection on the side of a rock or mountain. 3 a ridge of rocks, esp. below water. 4 Mining a stratum of metal-bearing rock. Derivatives: ledged adj. ledgy adj. Etymology: perh. f. ME legge LAY(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ledge Ledge (l[e^]j), n. [Akin to AS. licgan to lie, Icel. liggja; cf. Icel. l["o]gg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. See Lie to be prostrate.] [Formerly written lidge.] 1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery. 2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks. 3. A layer or stratum. The lowest ledge or row should be of stone. --Sir H. Wotton. 4. (Mining) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral. 5. (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(ledges) 1. A ledge is a piece of rock on the side of a cliff or mountain, which is in the shape of a narrow shelf. N-COUNT 2. A ledge is a narrow shelf along the bottom edge of a window. She had climbed onto the ledge outside his window. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

lej (shalabh): The word in the sense of side-projection is used in 1Ki 7:28,29 in connection with the bases of Solomon's Molten Sea (see SEA, THE MOLTEN); in 7:35,36, where the King James Version uses the same word, the Revised Version (British and American) has "stay" (yadh, literally, "hand"). The Revised Version (British and American) likewise has "ledge" (round) for the King James Version "compass" (karkobh) in the description of the altar in Ex 27:5; 38:4 (see ALTAR), and the American Standard Revised Version substitutes "ledge" for "settle" (`azarah) in Eze 43:14,17,20; 45:19.


Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Shelf. 2. Ridge of rocks.

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