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, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

  2. verge, brinknoun

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

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

  3. scepter, sceptre, verge, wandnoun

    a ceremonial or emblematic staff

  4. vergeverb

    a grass border along a road

  5. vergeverb

    border on; come close to

    "His behavior verges on the criminal"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vergenoun

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

  2. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    a virgate; a yardland

  5. Vergenoun

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

  6. Vergenoun

    a circumference; a circle; a ring

  7. Vergenoun

    the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft

  8. Vergenoun

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

  9. Vergenoun

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

  10. Vergenoun

    the edge or outside of a bed or border

  11. Vergenoun

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

  12. Vergenoun

    the penis

  13. Vergenoun

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

  14. Vergeverb

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

  15. Vergeverb

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

  16. 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. 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.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I believe he is a first-rate con artist and is on the verge of taking over the party of Lincoln and Reagan.

  3. Christian Tom:

    Pride logo. A Biden campaign director told The Verge, Animal Crossingis a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world. The Verge is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Biden-Harris supporters as they build and decorate their islands. CNNS DON LEMON PRAISES BIDEN AFTER URGING HIM TO CONDEMN RIOTS : HE PUT TRUMP ON HIS HEELS As we enter the final campaign stretch towards November, this is one way we are finding new creative and innovative ways to meet voters where they are and bring our supporters together.

  4. The Masters:

    If I hit a good one down 10, I can make birdie, on 11, I'll take par. Twelve, I can birdie. Thirteen, I can birdie or eagle. Fourteen, 15, 16, I can birdie, and 17, you can be on the verge of birdie. And 18 you can birdie.

  5. Bobby Najari:

    This promise of a sort of effective oral male contraceptive has been always on the verge of becoming a reality, but I feel like I've been hearing that for a long time now, i think it's going to take at least 10 years, if not longer.

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