Definitions for EDGEɛdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

edgeɛdʒ(n.; v.)edged, edg•ing.

  1. (n.)a line or border at which a surface terminates:

    Grass grew along the edge of the road.

  2. a brink or verge:

    the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster.

  3. any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object:

    a book with gilt edges.

  4. a line at which two surfaces of a solid object meet.

  5. the thin, sharp side of the blade of a cutting instrument or weapon.

  6. the sharpness proper to a blade:

    The knife has lost its edge.

  7. a quality of sharpness or keenness:

    Her voice had an edge to it.

  8. an improved position; advantage:

    to have an edge on one's competitors.

  9. (in cards) advantage, esp. the advantage gained by being on the dealer's left.

    Category: Games

  10. (v.t.)to provide with an edge or border.

  11. to put an edge on; sharpen.

  12. to make or force (one's way) gradually, esp. by moving sideways.

  13. (v.i.)to move sideways.

  14. to advance gradually or cautiously:

    a car edging up to the curb.

  15. edge in, to work in or into, esp. in a limited period of time.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

  16. edge out, to defeat (rivals or opponents) by a small margin.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for edge:

  1. on edge, in a state of potential irritability; tense; nervous. eagerly impatient.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of edge:

bef. 1000; ME egge, OE ecg; akin to L aciēs, Gk akís point

edge′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edge, border(noun)

    the boundary of a surface

  2. boundary, edge, bound(noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

  3. edge(noun)

    a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

    "he rounded the edges of the box"

  4. edge, sharpness(noun)

    the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

    "his voice had an edge to it"

  5. edge(noun)

    a slight competitive advantage

    "he had an edge on the competition"

  6. edge(verb)

    the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

    "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"

  7. edge, inch(verb)

    advance slowly, as if by inches

    "He edged towards the car"

  8. border, edge(verb)

    provide with a border or edge

    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

  9. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on(verb)

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"

  10. edge(verb)

    provide with an edge

    "edge a blade"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. edge(noun)ɛdʒ

    the place on sth that is furthest from its center

    the edge of the table; She stood on the edge of the pool.

  2. edgeɛdʒ

    feeling nervous or anxious

    He seemed on edge all the way through the interview.

Wiktionary

  1. edge(Noun)

    The boundary line of a surface.

  2. edge(Noun)

    A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.

  3. edge(Noun)

    An advantage (as have the edge on)

  4. edge(Noun)

    The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

  5. edge(Noun)

    Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

  6. edge(Noun)

    Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

  7. edge(Noun)

    The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter." John Milton.

  8. edge(Noun)

    The edge of a cricket bat.

  9. edge(Noun)

    Any of the connected pairs of vertices in a graph.

  10. edge(Verb)

    To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

    He edged the book across the table.

  11. edge(Verb)

    To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

    He edged away from her.

  12. edge(Verb)

    (cricket) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.

  13. edge(Verb)

    To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.

  14. edge(Verb)

    To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

  15. edge(Noun)

    In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax (edging).

  16. Origin: egge, from ecg, from agjō (compare Dutch egge, German Ecke, Swedish egg), from h₂eḱ- (compare Welsh hogi, Latin acies, acus, Latvian ašs, ass, Ancient Greek ἀκίς, ἀκμή, and Persian آس).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edge(verb)

    the thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc

  2. Edge(verb)

    any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice

  3. Edge(verb)

    sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire

  4. Edge(verb)

    the border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening

  5. Edge(verb)

    to furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen

  6. Edge(verb)

    to shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool

  7. Edge(verb)

    to furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box

  8. Edge(verb)

    to make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on

  9. Edge(verb)

    to move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards

  10. Edge(verb)

    to move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way

  11. Edge(verb)

    to sail close to the wind

Freebase

  1. Edge

    Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom. It is known for its industry contacts, editorial stance, distinctive anonymous third-person writing style, yearly awards and longevity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EDGE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1381

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EDGE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1995

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EDGE' in Nouns Frequency: #498


Translations for EDGE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

edge(noun)

the part farthest from the middle of something; a border

Don't put that cup so near the edge of the table; – it will fall off; the edge of the lake; the water's edge.

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