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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Vergenoun

    a virgate; a yardland

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

  5. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    a circumference; a circle; a ring

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

  7. Vergenoun

    the shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft

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

  8. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    the edge or outside of a bed or border

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

  11. Vergenoun

    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. Vergenoun

    the penis

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

  13. Vergenoun

    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. Vergeverb

    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. Vergeverb

    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. Ohio Governor John Kasich:

    We are on the verge of picking, perhaps, someone who cannot do this job, you gotta pick somebody who has experience.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court, we have to take this challenge head on, and everything is on the table to do that.

  3. 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.

  4. Rami Abdurrahman:

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

  5. John Kasich:

    We are on the verge of picking, perhaps, someone who cannot do this job.

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