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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How to say verge in sign language?

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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. Pierre Trudeau:

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

  2. Peter Julian:

    I've never seen a year ... where people have not been saying that the NDP is on the verge of a crisis.

  3. Rami Abdurrahman:

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

  4. Gustavo Petro:

    We are on the verge of not being able at any time to guarantee electoral transparency.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I'm now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party, it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it -- The Republican committee -- to keep it going.

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