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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The man went into his own thoughts. This is a state in which you are on the verge of two worlds. The two worlds are sometimes alien to each other, the outer and inner world of man. They often confront each other. How you perceive it and how others perceive it. Sometimes there is a kind of cultural shock and imbalance in the balance of understanding of being. In this state, the world loses its color and many areas of misunderstanding plunge into the darkness of despair. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Alex Gibney:

    There seems to be a need to deify that stuff in a way that brooks all criticism, and that does verge sometimes on the religious.

  3. Rami Abdurrahman:

    Kobani is on the verge of being free of the Islamic State group.

  4. Rebecca Regan:

    To the women of Starliner, my headscarf is red. My spacesuit is Boeing Defense blue. I'm on the verge of making human spaceflight history, just like you, i see how hard you're working on the final push before launch through weekends and holidays, and even at night. So please put on your own headscarf and let's show the world we can do it as you get me and my spacecraft ready for orbital flight.

  5. Cesar Sigenza:

    In general, we are on the verge of elections where it is very difficult to venture to say who will be the one to benefit from the votes that are up in the air.

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