[edʒ] or [ɛdʒ]


(noun.) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; 'he rounded the edges of the box'.

(noun.) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; 'the edge of the leaf is wavy'; 'she sat on the edge of the bed'; 'the water's edge'.

(noun.) a slight competitive advantage; 'he had an edge on the competition'.

(noun.) the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; 'his voice had an edge to it'.

(noun.) the boundary of a surface.

(verb.) provide with an edge; 'edge a blade'.

(verb.) advance slowly, as if by inches; 'He edged towards the car'.

Typed by Evangeline--From WordNet


(v. t.) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

(v. t.) Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

(v. t.) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

(v. t.) The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.

(v. t.) To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

(v. t.) To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.

(v. t.) To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.

(v. t.) To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

(v. t.) To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.

(v. i.) To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.

(v. i.) To sail close to the wind.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Cutting side (of a blade).[2]. Border, rim, brim, margin, verge, brink.[3]. Keenness, sharpness, intensity.

v. a. [1]. Sharpen.[2]. Fringe, border.[3]. Move sideways, move little by little.

v. n. Move sideways, move little by little.

Checker: Thomas


n. the border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness.—v.t. to put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little.—v.i. to move sideways.—n. Edge′-bone the haunch-bone.—adjs. Edged; Edge′less without an edge: blunt.—ns. Edge′-rail a rail of such form that the carriage-wheels roll on its edges being held there by flanges; Edge′-tool Edged tool a tool with a sharp edge.—advs. Edge′ways Edge′wise in the direction of the edge: sideways.—ns. Edg′iness angularity over-sharpness of outline; Edg′ing any border or fringe round a garment: a border of box &c. round a flower-bed.—adj. Edg′y with edges sharp hard in outline.—Edge in a word to get a word in with difficulty; Edge of the sword a rhetorical phrase for the sword as the symbol of slaughter.—Outside edge figure in skating made on the outer edge of the skate.—Play with edge-tools to deal carelessly with dangerous matters.—Set on edge to excite; Set the teeth on edge to cause a strange grating feeling in the teeth; to rouse an instinctive dislike.

Typed by Keller


Typed by Keller


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