ridged vs rigid : Common Errors in English

About ridged vs rigid

Only things with ridges are ridged, like mountain ranges or a plowed field. Backs lifting heavy loads, strict regulations, and things or ideas which are stiff, inflexible, or uncompromising are rigid.

ridged Meaning(s)

  • (a) having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship

rigid Meaning(s)

  • (s) incapable of or resistant to bending
  • (s) incapable of compromise or flexibility
  • (s) incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
  • (a) designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
  • (s) fixed and unmoving

ridged in News

  • Dead man, rare rattlesnakes recovered from Parker Canyon Lake area

    SIERRA VISTA — The body of 57-year-old Daniel Genaro was recovered near Parker Canyon Lake on Saturday, along with a backpack containing two state-protected ridged-nosed rattlesnakes. The ridged-nose rattlesnake is the state reptile of Arizona and one of four species of rattlesnakes afforded special protections under Arizona law. The U.S. Border Patrol contacted the Cochise County Sheriff’s ...
    on July 17, 2013 Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

rigid in News

  1. Charlie Schmidtke: Life mixes in curves with the straight lines

    Oh, how curves have changed my life! As a child my rigid, Germanic father indoctrinated me into the universal truth that straight lines ruled.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Buffalo News

  2. BRM Announces Engine Hones for Cylinder Surface Finishing; Recommends Flexible Honing After Cylinder Resizing

    Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of the Flex-Hone® tool and a full line of industrial brushes, announces flexible engine hones for cylinder reconditioning. Engine builders use rigid hones for cylinder resizing and flexible hones for plateau finishing, a surface finishing technique that creates a cross-hatch pattern for optimum lubrication and reduced engine wear. (PRWeb June 12, 2013 ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Analysing Robin van Persie's 2012-13 Contribution for Manchester United

    In August 2012,  Manchester United performed one of the most important U-turns in their history.  Over the previous years, Sir Alex Ferguson had stuck to a rigid policy of buying young players to groom rather than established stars.  Last summer, Ferguson ditched that approach when he paid £24 million for a 29-year-old in the final year of his contract.  Robin van Persie was the most ambitious ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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