Definitions for vergevɜrdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vergevɜrdʒ(n.; v.)verged, verg•ing.
(n.)the limit beyond which something begins or occurs; brink:
on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
the edge or margin of something:
the verge of a desert.
a limiting belt, strip, or border of something.
a strip of turf bordering a walk or roadway.
the part of a sloping roof that projects beyond the gable wall.
a staff, esp. one carried as an emblem of authority or symbol of office of a bishop, dean, etc.
a palletlike lever formerly used in inexpensive pendulum clocks.
a wand held in the hand of a feudal tenant while swearing fealty to a lord.
Category: Western History
(v.i.)to be on the verge or margin; border:
Our property verges on theirs.
to come close to or approach some state, quality, etc.:
a scientific mind verging on genius.
Origin of verge:
1350–1400; shaft, column, rod (hence jurisdiction symbolized by a steward's rod), ME: penis < MF: rod < L virga
to incline; tend (usu. fol. by to or toward):
The economy verges toward inflation.
to slope or sink.
Origin of verge:
1600–10; < L vergere to turn, bend, be inclined
brink, threshold, verge(noun)
a region marking a boundary
the limit beyond which something happens or changes
"on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"
scepter, sceptre, verge, wand(noun)
a ceremonial or emblematic staff
a grass border along a road
border on; come close to
"His behavior verges on the criminal"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to almost be
laughter verging on hysteria
a border on the edge
a car parked on the grass verge
about to happen, exist, etc.
a country on the verge of disaster; scientists on the verge of a discovery
a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean
the stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge
the compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; -- so called from the verge, or staff, which the marshal bore
a virgate; a yardland
a border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent
a circumference; a circle; a ring
the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft
the edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof
the spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement
the edge or outside of a bed or border
a slip of grass adjoining gravel walks, and dividing them from the borders in a parterre
the external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix
to border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach
to tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north
Translations for verge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the (grass) edging of a garden bed, a road etc
It's illegal to drive on the grass verge.
- ивица треваBulgarian
- orlaPortuguese (BR)
- der RandGerman
- kant; -kantDanish
- χείλος, άκροGreek
- margen, borde; arcénSpanish
- حاشیه؛ کنارهFarsi
- széle (vminek)Hungarian
- kantur; vegarbrúnIcelandic
- 길가, 화단가Korean
- kraštas, ribaLithuanian
- (dārza, ceļa u.tml.) apmaleLatvian
- bahu jalanMalay
- бордюр; обочинаRussian
- travnati obrobekSlovenian
- kant, randSwedish
- ริม (ถนน, ทางเดิน)Thai
- 邊緣Chinese (Trad.)
- bờ, venVietnamese
- 边缘Chinese (Simp.)
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