Definitions for EDGEɛdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
edgeɛdʒ(n.; v.)edged, edg•ing.
(n.)a line or border at which a surface terminates:
Grass grew along the edge of the road.
a brink or verge:
the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster.
any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object:
a book with gilt edges.
a line at which two surfaces of a solid object meet.
the thin, sharp side of the blade of a cutting instrument or weapon.
the sharpness proper to a blade:
The knife has lost its edge.
a quality of sharpness or keenness:
Her voice had an edge to it.
an improved position; advantage:
to have an edge on one's competitors.
(in cards) advantage, esp. the advantage gained by being on the dealer's left.
(v.t.)to provide with an edge or border.
to put an edge on; sharpen.
to make or force (one's way) gradually, esp. by moving sideways.
(v.i.)to move sideways.
to advance gradually or cautiously:
a car edging up to the curb.
edge in, to work in or into, esp. in a limited period of time.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase
edge out, to defeat (rivals or opponents) by a small margin.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for edge:
on edge, in a state of potential irritability; tense; nervous. eagerly impatient.
Origin of edge:
bef. 1000; ME egge, OE ecg; akin to L aciēs, Gk akís point
the boundary of a surface
boundary, edge, bound(noun)
a line determining the limits of an area
a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
"he rounded the edges of the box"
the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
"his voice had an edge to it"
a slight competitive advantage
"he had an edge on the competition"
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"
advance slowly, as if by inches
"He edged towards the car"
provide with a border or edge
"edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
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"
provide with an edge
"edge a blade"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the place on sth that is furthest from its center
the edge of the table; She stood on the edge of the pool.
feeling nervous or anxious
He seemed on edge all the way through the interview.
The boundary line of a surface.
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.
An advantage (as have the edge on)
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.
Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
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.
The edge of a cricket bat.
Any of the connected pairs of vertices in a graph.
To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
He edged the book across the table.
To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
He edged away from her.
(cricket) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.
In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax (edging).
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).
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
any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice
sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire
the border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening
to furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen
to shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool
to furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box
to make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on
to move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards
to move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way
to sail close to the wind
Translations for EDGE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- حافَّه، حَدArabic
- beiraPortuguese (BR)
- okraj; břehCzech
- der RandGerman
- لبه؛ کنارهFarsi
- קָצֶה, שָׂפָהHebrew
- szél, szegélyHungarian
- barmur, rönd, brúnIcelandic
- margine, bordo, spondaItalian
- (ut)kant, randNorwegian
- لبه؛ کنارهPersian
- څنډه، ژۍ (لكه دچاقو): څنډه (لكه دكمره)، پيڅهPashto
- край; кромкаRussian
- okraj; brehSlovak
- kant, rand, brynSwedish
- kenar, kıyıTurkish
- 邊緣Chinese (Trad.)
- bờ; cạnhVietnamese
- 边缘Chinese (Simp.)
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