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Definitions for verge

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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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  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. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Never Trump, Never Trump, is now on the verge of clinching that nomination, as Never Trump, Never Trump now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals.

  2. Pierre Trudeau:

    This is going to be a close election, we're on the verge of accomplishing something big.

  3. 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.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Our party, after four states have voted, according to all the polls, is on the verge of being taken over. The party of Lincoln and Reagan is on the verge of being taken over by a con artist named Donald Trump.

  5. Chris Sununu:

    They came in and changed the rules to fit their agenda. You are seeing Republican governors as the last line of defense against not just a socialist agenda but true socialism, that's what is happening with the executive orders. The biggest thing hitting America is inflation. [ Treasury ] Secretary Janet Yellen said we'd have a bump in inflation. We are on the verge of hyper-inflation and supply chain issues.

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    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. foreordained
    • C. epidemic
    • D. defiant

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