What does verge mean?

Definitions for vergevɜrdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word verge.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, verge(noun)

    a region marking a boundary

  2. verge, brink(noun)

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"

  3. scepter, sceptre, verge, wand(noun)

    a ceremonial or emblematic staff

  4. verge(verb)

    a grass border along a road

  5. verge(verb)

    border on; come close to

    "His behavior verges on the criminal"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verge(noun)

    a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean

  2. Verge(noun)

    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

  3. Verge(noun)

    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

  4. Verge(noun)

    a virgate; a yardland

  5. Verge(noun)

    a border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent

  6. Verge(noun)

    a circumference; a circle; a ring

  7. Verge(noun)

    the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft

  8. Verge(noun)

    the edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof

  9. Verge(noun)

    the spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement

  10. Verge(noun)

    the edge or outside of a bed or border

  11. Verge(noun)

    a slip of grass adjoining gravel walks, and dividing them from the borders in a parterre

  12. Verge(noun)

    the penis

  13. Verge(noun)

    the external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix

  14. Verge(verb)

    to border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach

  15. Verge(verb)

    to tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north

  16. Origin: [L. vergere to bend, turn, incline; cf. Skr. vj to turn.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verge

    verj, n. a slender green branch, a twig: a rod, staff, or mace, or anything like them, used as an emblem of authority: extent of jurisdiction (esp. of the lord-steward of the royal household): the brink, extreme edge: the horizon: a boundary, limit: scope, opportunity: in gardening, the grass edging of a bed or border.—ns. Ver′ger, one who carries a verge or emblem of authority: the beadle of a cathedral church: a pew-opener or attendant in church; Ver′gership; Vergette′ (her.), a pallet. [L. virga, a slender branch.]

  2. Verge

    verj, v.i. to bend or incline: to tend downward: to slope: to tend: to border upon.—n. Ver′gency.—adj. Ver′gent. [L. vergĕre, to bend, incline; cf. valgus, wry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rami Abdurrahman:

    Kobani is on the verge of being free of the Islamic State group.

  2. Germaine Greer:

    All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.

  3. John Foster Dulles:

    The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.

  4. Chen Ning:

    For a long period of time, manufacturers have been in a dominant position, we haven't yet seen any improvements in dealers' situation. Many of them are still struggling on the verge of survival.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    Our party, after four states have voted, according to all the polls, is on the verge of being taken over. The party of Lincoln and Reagan is on the verge of being taken over by a con artist named Donald Trump.

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