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English Dictionary: edge by the DICT Development Group
4 results for edge
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the boundary of a surface
    Synonym(s): edge, border
  2. a line determining the limits of an area
    Synonym(s): boundary, edge, bound
  3. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
  4. the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an edge to it"
    Synonym(s): edge, sharpness
  5. a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition"
  6. 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"
  1. advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
    Synonym(s): edge, inch
  2. provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
    Synonym(s): border, edge
  3. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
    Synonym(s): border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on
  4. provide with an edge; "edge a blade"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Edge \Edge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Edged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
                     To edge her champion's sword.            --Dryden.
      2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
      3. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress;
            to edge a garden with box.
                     Hills whose tops were edged with groves. --Pope.
      4. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to
            exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. [Obs.]
                     By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the
                     malicious edged.                                 --Hayward.
      5. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing
            forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Edge \Edge\, n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG. ekka, G.
      ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. [?]
      point, Skr. a[?]ri edge. [?][?]. Cf. {Egg}, v. t., {Eager},
      {Ear} spike of corn, {Acute}.]
      1. 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.
                     He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. --Rev.
                                                                              ii. 12.
                     Slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword.
      2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme
            verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
                     Upon the edge of yonder coppice.         --Shak.
                     In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge Of
                     battle.                                             --Milton.
                     Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. --Sir
                                                                              W. Scott.
      3. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness;
            intenseness of desire.
                     The full edge of our indignation.      --Sir W.
                     Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can
                     have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our
                     fears and by our vices.                     --Jer. Taylor.
      4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the
            beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
            [bd]On the edge of winter.[b8] --Milton.
      {Edge joint} (Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a
      {Edge mill}, a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll
            around on their edges, on a level circular bed; -- used
            for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also {Chilian mill}.
      {Edge molding} (Arch.), a molding whose section is made up of
            two curves meeting in an angle.
      {Edge plane}.
            (a) (Carp.) A plane for edging boards.
            (b) (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles.
      {Edge play}, a kind of swordplay in which backswords or
            cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point,
            is employed.
      {Edge rail}. (Railroad)
            (a) A rail set on edge; -- applied to a rail of more depth
                  than width.
            (b) A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch.
      {Edge railway}, a railway having the rails set on edge.
      {Edge stone}, a curbstone.
      {Edge tool}.
            (a) Any tool instrument having a sharp edge intended for
            (b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging
      {To be on edge}, to be eager, impatient, or anxious.
      {To set the teeth on edge}, to cause a disagreeable tingling
            sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact
            with them. --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Edge \Edge\, v. i.
      1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this
      2. To sail close to the wind.
                     I must edge up on a point of wind.      --Dryden.
      {To edge away} [or] {off} (Naut.), to increase the distance
            gradually from the shore, vessel, or other object.
      {To edge down} (Naut.), to approach by slow degrees, as when
            a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique
            direction from the windward.
      {To edge in}, to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees.
      {To edge in with}, as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to
            advance gradually, but not directly, toward it.
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