What does wedged mean?

Definitions for wedgedwɛdʒd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wedged.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impacted, wedged(adj)

    wedged or packed in together

    "an impacted tooth"


  1. wedged(Verb)

    In a web-server context, to be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wedged

    of Wedge

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. wedged

    1. To be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help. This is different from having crashed. If the system has crashed, it has become totally non-functioning. If the system is wedged, it is trying to do something but cannot make progress; it may be capable of doing a few things, but not be fully operational. For example, a process may become wedged if it deadlocks with another (but not all instances of wedging are deadlocks). See also gronk, locked up, hosed, hung (wedged is more severe than hung). 2. Often refers to humans suffering misconceptions. “He's totally wedged — he's convinced that he can levitate through meditation.” 3. [Unix] Specifically used to describe the state of a TTY left in a losing state by abort of a screen-oriented program or one that has messed with the line discipline in some obscure way.There is some dispute over the origin of this term. It is usually thought to derive from a common description of recto-cranial inversion; however, it may actually have originated with older ‘hot-press’ printing technology in which physical type elements were locked into type frames with wedges driven in by mallets. Once this had been done, no changes in the typesetting for that page could be made.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedged in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Corbin Casteel:

    It looked wedged underneath the bridge.

  2. Viktor Kovalchuk:

    I can't ever remember having someone come in with such a serious heart wound and still surviving, The scissors had wedged in the wall of the heart, and we needed to operate immediately. The boy's heart was already showing signs of failing.

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