What does verge mean?

Definitions for verge
vɜrdʒverge

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Verge(noun)

    a virgate; a yardland

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

  5. Verge(noun)

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

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

  6. Verge(noun)

    a circumference; a circle; a ring

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

  7. Verge(noun)

    the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft

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

  8. Verge(noun)

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

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

  9. Verge(noun)

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

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

  10. Verge(noun)

    the edge or outside of a bed or border

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

  11. Verge(noun)

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

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

  12. Verge(noun)

    the penis

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

  13. Verge(noun)

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

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

  14. Verge(verb)

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

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

  15. Verge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of verge in a Sentence

  1. Ken Friedman:

    The Spotted Pig has had very substantial debt including to vendors and food suppliers, and as has previously been made public, The Spotted Pig has been running in the red for a long time, i essentially spent my family's savings to keep The Spotted Pig open but sadly The Spotted Pig wasn't enough. I was not successful in selling and personally am on the verge of bankruptcy. Its closing is the saddest thing I've had to face in my professional life.

  2. John McCain:

    We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interests, i am not against political appointees ... but here we are, a nation that's on the verge of seceded its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're gonna send the producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as our ambassador.

  3. Edgar Allan Poe:

    They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity; and thrill; in waking; to find they have been upon the verge of the great secret.

  4. 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.

  5. Marc Rayman:

    We are tremendously excited, we have guided this robotic probe for well over seven years on an interplanetary journey of more than 3 billion miles. Along the way we sailed past Mars. We spent 14 months orbiting and scrutinizing the giant protoplanet Vesta. ... Now, finally, we are on the verge of conducting the first exploration ever of the first dwarf planet.

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