What does wedge mean?

Definitions for wedge
wɛdʒwedge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wedge, wedge shape, cuneusnoun

    any shape that is triangular in cross section

  2. bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zepnoun

    a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

  3. hacek, wedgenoun

    a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

  4. wedge heel, wedgenoun

    a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

  5. wedgenoun

    (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

  6. wedgenoun

    something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

  7. chock, wedgeverb

    a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

  8. lodge, wedge, stick, depositverb

    put, fix, force, or implant

    "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"

  9. wedge, squeeze, forceverb

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    "I squeezed myself into the corner"

GCIDE

  1. Wedgenoun

    (Golf) A golf club having an iron head with the face nearly horizontal, used for lofting the golf ball at a high angle, as when hitting the ball out of a sand trap or the rough.

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

Wiktionary

  1. wedgenoun

    One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (Wikipedia article).

    Stick a wedge under the door, will you, it keeps blowing shut.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  2. wedgenoun

    A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.

    Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  3. wedgenoun

    *

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  4. wedgenoun

    A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  5. wedgenoun

    A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  6. wedgenoun

    A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  7. wedgenoun

    Wedge-heeled shoes.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  8. wedgenoun

    A quantity of money.

    I made a big fat wedge from that job.

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

  9. wedgenoun

    = háu010Dek

    Etymology: wegge, wecg

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wedgenoun

    a piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  2. Wedgenoun

    a solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  3. Wedgenoun

    a mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  4. Wedgenoun

    anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  5. Wedgenoun

    the person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  6. Wedgeverb

    to cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  7. Wedgeverb

    to force or drive as a wedge is driven

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  8. Wedgeverb

    to force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  9. Wedgeverb

    to press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  10. Wedgeverb

    to fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

  11. Wedgeverb

    to cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc

    Etymology: [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vgge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg.]

Freebase

  1. Wedge

    A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, a compound and portable inclined plane of a wedge is given by the ratio of the length of its slope to its width. Although a short wedge with a wide angle may do a job faster, it requires more force than a long wedge with a narrow angle. Perhaps the first example of a wedge is the hand axe, also see biface and Olorgesailie. A hand axe is made by chipping stone, generally flint, to form a bifacial edge, or wedge. A wedge is a simple machine that transforms lateral force and movement of the tool into a transverse splitting force and movement of the workpiece. The available power is limited by the effort of the person using the tool, but because power is the product of force and movement, the wedge amplifies the force by reducing the movement. This amplification, or mechanical advantage is the ratio of the input speed to output speed. For a wedge this is given by 1 The faces of a wedge are modeled as straight lines to form a sliding or prismatic joint. The origin of the wedge is not known. In ancient Egypt bronze wedges were used to break away blocks of stone used in construction. Wooden wedges that swelled after being saturated with water, were also used. Some indigenous peoples of the Americas used antler wedges for splitting and working wood to make canoes, dwellings and other objects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wedge

    wej, n. a piece of wood or metal, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting: anything shaped like a wedge: a mass of metal: at Cambridge, the man lowest on the list of the classical tripos.—v.t. to cleave with a wedge: to force or drive with a wedge: to press closely: to fasten with a wedge: to make into a wedge.—v.i. to force one's way like a wedge.—adjs. Wedged, cuneiform or wedge-shaped; Wedge′-shaped, having the shape of a wedge; Wedge′-tailed, having the tail wedge-shaped or cuneate.—adv. Wedge′wise, in the manner of a wedge.—n. Wedg′ing, a method of joining timbers.—Wedge of least resistance, the form in which a substance yields to pressure.—The thin, or small, end of the wedge, the insignificant-looking beginning of a principle or practice which will yet lead to something great and important. [A.S. wecg; Ice. veggr, Ger. weck, a wedge; prob. from the root of weigh.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wedge

    [from the Anglo-Saxon wege]. A simple but effective mechanicalforce; a triangular solid on which a ship rests previous to launching.Many of the wedges used in the building and repairing of vessels arecalled sett-wedges.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wedge in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    Number-wise and club-wise, it shouldnt be that hard, but we all know if you land it up on top, its got a good chance of getting out of here. And thats the tricky part : Its just a wedge and you want to get it somewhere up there where you got a chance to make birdie, but you just cant afford to land it too far up on top.

  2. Brent Welder:

    You have to convince them and you have to be honest about a progressive, populist economic platform, so that they don't get lured away by right-wing social wedge issues like they did by Donald Trump, and I think the Democratic Party for far too long has been straying from a bold, populist economic message. That's the reason we keep losing.

  3. Dez Dickerson:

    When we talked in 2004, he shared with me that he had stopped wearing the high heeled boots he used to wear when I was in the band, he had these wedge platform sneakers that were custom made for him. He mentioned that he had been experiencing some pain and discomfort and the shoes really helped.

  4. Mark Harvey:

    The question is what happens when a celebrity is trying to persuade on a wedge issue, on something that people are so divided on that they're not going to change their minds, on issues like gun control and abortion ? I think that we're having a moment like that.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    Only shooting one-under yesterday on the south course, I knew I needed to go out and shoot something at least in the mid 60s to just make the cut, let alone get back in the golf tournament, so it was nice to eagle the first hole we played and it's always a bonus when you can hole a wedge shot as well. All in all a good round of golf and at least have a shot going into the weekend.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. defilement
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