brink, threshold, verge(noun)
a region marking a boundary
the limit beyond which something happens or changes
"on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"
scepter, sceptre, verge, wand(noun)
a ceremonial or emblematic staff
a grass border along a road
border on; come close to
"His behavior verges on the criminal"
a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean
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
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
a virgate; a yardland
a border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent
a circumference; a circle; a ring
the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft
the edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof
the spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement
the edge or outside of a bed or border
a slip of grass adjoining gravel walks, and dividing them from the borders in a parterre
the external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix
to border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach
to tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north
Origin: [L. vergere to bend, turn, incline; cf. Skr. vj to turn.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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.]
The numerical value of verge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of verge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Kobani is on the verge of being free of the Islamic State group.
We are on the verge of picking, perhaps, someone who cannot do this job.
Broken people cannot identify when their children are on the verge of snapping.
This is going to be a close election, we're on the verge of accomplishing something big.
We're on the verge of a civil war, at some point, we're going to have to talk to the other side.
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