What does edgewise mean?

Definitions for edgewiseˈɛdʒˌwaɪz; -ˌweɪz

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgeways, edgewise(adverb)

    with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge

    "he sawed the board edgeways"; "held it edgewise"

  2. edgewise, edgeways(adverb)

    as if by an edge; barely

    "I could not get a word in edgewise"


  1. edgewise(Adverb)


  2. edgewise(Adverb)

    As if by an edge.

    Once his boss got started, Jim just couldn't get a word in edgewise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edgewise(adverb)

    with the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edgewise in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edgewise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dawn Laguens:

    What I think was terrible optics was five hours of haranguing and grilling Cecile Richards yesterday and not barely letting her get a word in edgewise where she was explaining very clearly what Planned Parenthood does, who Planned Parenthood serves and why Planned Parenthood is so important to the women, men and families of this country.

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