[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.
Checked by Godiva
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Cutting side (of a blade).. Border, rim, brim, margin, verge, brink.. Keenness, sharpness, intensity.
v. a. . Sharpen.. Fringe, border.. Move sideways, move little by little.
v. n. Move sideways, move little by little.
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
- Knife-edge girdle diamonds are impractical owing to the liability of chipping the thin edge in setting or by blows while being worn. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Your nerves are all on edge. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Might I ask you, Watson, to open that window, and then to put a match to the edge of the straw? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- On the edge of her consciousness the question was asking itself, automatically: 'Why ARE you behaving in this IMPOSSIBLE and ridiculous fashion. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Sherlock Holmes picked them up one by one, and laid them along the edge of the table. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- He ran his thumbnail around the edge of the box and, opening the lid, handed them to Pablo who took half a dozen. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- I bent over the body, and took in my hand the edge of his cloak, less altered in appearance than the human frame it clothed. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Ingenious forms of hand-operated ironing machines for turning over and ironing the edges of collars, and other articles, are in successful use. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Other stone-cutting machines had for their objects the cutting and moulding the edges of tables, mantels and slabs; and the cutting of circular and other curved work. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The white, snow-like vapor seen falling over the edges of the tumbler is intensely cold and heavier than ordinary air. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The diaphragm A, of thin ferrotype plate, is clamped at its edges between the cap, or mouth-piece, and the handle. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- All broken, and worm-eaten, and crumbling to dust at the edges. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- These mirrors are hinged at O O, and when swung outward rest by their external edges against the bar P, and then occupy the position shown by the dotted lines G′ G′. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- The sense of walls, dry, thin, flimsy-seeming walls, and a flimsy flooring, pale with its artificial black edges, was neutralising to the mind. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Holmes edged his way round the wall and flinging the shutters together, he bolted them securely. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- The double-edged question was yours. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- It's wrote on gilt-edged paper,' said Sam, as he unfolded it, 'and sealed in bronze vax vith the top of a door key. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- At this little expression of opinion, Mr. Jinks smiled again--rather more feebly than before--and edged himself, by degrees, back into his own corner. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- The photograph becomes a double-edged weapon now. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Another feature of the lock is the thin, flat keys with bevel-edged notchings, or with longitudinal sinuous corrugations to fit a narrow slit of a cylinder lock. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- In his girdle he wore a long and double-edged dagger, which was the only offensive weapon about his person. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Yes, said I, edging him a little away with my shoulder. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- No, thank ye--it don't agree with me, said the little man, edging off. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Young gentlemen who go to college are rather more costly than that, Mrs. Garth innocently continued, pulling out the edging on a cap-border. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- The candle, wasted at last, went out; as it expired, I perceived streaks of grey light edging the window curtains: dawn was then approaching. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Another, SHE calls it tucker-edging. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
Typed by Keller