What does margin mean?

Definitions for margin
ˈmɑr dʒɪnmar·gin

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. margin, border, perimeternoun

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  2. marginnoun

    an amount beyond the minimum necessary

    "the margin of victory"

  3. margin, security depositnoun

    the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities

  4. gross profit, gross profit margin, marginnoun

    (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

  5. marginnoun

    the blank space that surrounds the text on a page

    "he jotted a note in the margin"

  6. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerancenoun

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Wiktionary

  1. marginnoun

    The edge of the paper that remains blank.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  2. marginnoun

    The edge of any flat surface.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  3. marginnoun

    The edge defining inclusion in or exclusion from of a set or group.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  4. marginnoun

    A difference between results, characteristics, scores.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  5. marginnoun

    A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

    margin of error

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  6. marginnoun

    The yield or profit; the selling price minus the cost of production.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

  7. marginverb

    To add a margin to.

    Etymology: From marginis, genitive of margo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marginnoun

    a border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake

  2. Marginnoun

    specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing

  3. Marginnoun

    the difference between the cost and the selling price of an article

  4. Marginnoun

    something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty

  5. Marginnoun

    collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc

  6. Marginverb

    to furnish with a margin

  7. Marginverb

    to enter in the margin of a page

Freebase

  1. Margin

    In finance, a margin is collateral that the holder of a financial instrument has to deposit to cover some or all of the credit risk of their counterparty. This risk can arise if the holder has done any of the following: ⁕Borrowed cash from the counterparty to buy financial instruments, ⁕Sold financial instruments short, or ⁕Entered into a derivative contract. The collateral can be in the form of cash or securities, and it is deposited in a margin account. On United States futures exchanges, margins were formerly called performance bonds. Most of the exchanges today use SPAN methodology, which was developed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1988, for calculating margins for options and futures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Margin

    mär′jin, n. an edge, border: the blank edge on the page of a book: something allowed more than is needed, in case of unforeseen things happening: a sum of money, or its value in securities, deposited with a broker to protect him against loss on transactions made on account: a deposit made by each of two brokers, parties to a contract, when one is 'called up' by the other.—v.t. to furnish with margins, enter on the margin.—ns. Marge, Marg′ent (poet.), edge, brink.—adjs. Marged; Mar′ginal, pertaining to a margin: placed in the margin.—n. Marginā′lia, notes written on the margin.—v.t. Mar′ginalise, to furnish with notes.—adv. Mar′ginally.—adjs. Mar′ginate, -d, having a margin; Mar′gined.—Marginal credit, a method by which a merchant at home can render bills drawn upon him abroad saleable there, by associating a well-known banker's name on their margin with his own; Marginal notes, notes written or printed on the margin of a book or writing. [L. margo, marginis; cf. mark.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. margin

    In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying outside the border.

Entomology

  1. Margin

    that portion of a surface within the edge, bounded on the inner side by the sub-margin and consisting of a more or less dilated imaginary line.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'margin' in Nouns Frequency: #1509

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  1. Ingram

  2. arming

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of margin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of margin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of margin in a Sentence

  1. Zhang Chen:

    Many of the investors I know bought stocks using margin financing, with little cash left in their accounts, recent slumps left them with no choice but to sell on margin calls.

  2. Phin Ziebell:

    There is no margin for error. There is virtually no soil moisture, so any prolonged period of dry weather is going to leave some farmers unable to produce a crop again.

  3. Millan Mulraine:

    The underlying tone of this report suggests that the recovery is beginning to show some signs of strain. If anything it will temper, at the margin, any consideration for a September rate hike.

  4. Rob Thummel:

    The price move today is probably based off Iran and the tight oil supply market that we already have, the margin for error right now is just so low in the oil market that you can't just take supply off the market.

  5. Jared Woodard:

    Over the next quarter or two we could start to see higher labor costs really eat into profits for some of these retailers, the biggest vulnerabilities are in stores that aren't selling high margin goods like discount apparel, T.J. Maxx, Ross Stores and others that really depend on volume and need high head count to get the job done.

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