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Meaning of LEDGE

Pronunciation:  lej

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

LEDGE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: shelf
 See Also: ridge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

4. (Mining) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable

5. (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber to support the deck,
   placed athwartship between beams.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are standing on a ledge indicates that you are feeling tense, anxious and/or excited. Consider what direction you are looking? Up? Down? Straight Ahead? The direction to which you are looking relates to your viewpoint, whether it be an optimistic one, pessimistic one or realistic one. On a more positive note, this dream may signify a sense of freedom and liberation. Dreaming that someone is standing on a ledge indicates a sign of desperation and a cry for help.
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