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English Dictionary: margin by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
margin
n
  1. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    Synonym(s): margin, border, perimeter
  2. an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory"
  3. the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
    Synonym(s): margin, security deposit
  4. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
    Synonym(s): gross profit, gross profit margin, margin
  5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page; "he jotted a note in the margin"
  6. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    Synonym(s): allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Margin \Mar"gin\, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf.
      {March} a border, {Marge}.]
      1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or
            lake.
  
      2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left
            uncovered in writing or printing.
  
      3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling
            price of an article.
  
      4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be
            foreseen or known with certainty.
  
      5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to
            secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on
            behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and
            selling of stocks, wheat, etc. --N. Biddle.
  
      {Margin draft} (Masonry), a smooth cut margin on the face of
            hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the joints.
  
      {Margin of a course} (Arch.), that part of a course, as of
            slates or shingles, which is not covered by the course
            immediately above it. See 2d {Gauge}.
  
      Syn: Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Margin \Mar"gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Margined}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Marginging}.]
      1. To furnish with a margin.
  
      2. To enter in the margin of a page.
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