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"
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
Origin: [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG. ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. 'akh` point, Skr. ari edge. 1. Cf. Egg, v. t., Eager, Ear spike of corn, Acute.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ej, n. the border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness.—v.t. to put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little.—v.i. to move sideways.—n. Edge′-bone, the haunch-bone.—adjs. Edged; Edge′less, without an edge: blunt.—ns. Edge′-rail, a rail of such form that the carriage-wheels roll on its edges, being held there by flanges; Edge′-tool, Edged tool, a tool with a sharp edge.—advs. Edge′ways, Edge′wise, in the direction of the edge: sideways.—ns. Edg′iness, angularity, over-sharpness of outline; Edg′ing, any border or fringe round a garment: a border of box, &c., round a flower-bed.—adj. Edg′y, with edges, sharp, hard in outline.—Edge in a word, to get a word in with difficulty; Edge of the sword, a rhetorical phrase for the sword as the symbol of slaughter.—Outside edge, figure in skating, made on the outer edge of the skate.—Play with edge-tools, to deal carelessly with dangerous matters.—Set on edge, to excite; Set the teeth on edge, to cause a strange grating feeling in the teeth; to rouse an instinctive dislike. [A.S. ecg; cf. Ger. ecke, L. acies.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'edge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1381
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'edge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1995
Rank popularity for the word 'edge' in Nouns Frequency: #498
The numerical value of edge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of edge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- ръб, страна, острие, резец, нож, преимуществоBulgarian
- voraCatalan, Valencian
- hrana, ostříCzech
- kant, randDanish
- Seite, Klinge, Kante, Rand, VorsprungGerman
- κόψη, χείλος, άκρη, ακμήGreek
- lado, orilla, borde, ventaja, filo, aristaSpanish
- ضلع, یالPersian
- terä, särmä, kaari, reunus, reunaFinnish
- bord, arête, côté, carreFrench
- iomall, oirScottish Gaelic
- צלע, קשתHebrew
- él, oldal, szélHungarian
- եզր, սայր, կողմ, բերան, առավելություն, ծայրArmenian
- leggur, hlið, kantur, eggIcelandic
- lato, orlo, arco, lama, bordo, vantaggioItalian
- 縁, 辺, 際, 端, 刃Japanese
- قهراغ, دهمKurdish
- ašmenys, briauna, kraštasLithuanian
- krasts, asmens, asums, šķautne, malaLatvian
- niho, niaoMāori
- grens, voorsprong, rand, tak, zijde, kant, lijn, klingDutch
- egg, kant, sidekantNorwegian
- krawędź, ostrzePolish
- fio, aresta, face, gume, margem, bordaPortuguese
- ur, ourRomansh
- tăiș, margine, ascuțișRomanian
- ребро, грань, остриё, лезвие, кромка, край, резец, преимуществоRussian
- màrgini, óru, màrgine, attaSardinian
- руб, brid, rubSerbo-Croatian
- rand, kant, eggSwedish
- భుజము, అంచుTelugu
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