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Definitions of edge

  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the boundary of a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a line determining the limits of an area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a strip near the boundary of an object; "he jotted a note on the margin of the page" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the attribute of urgency; "his voice had an edge to it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. provide with an edge; "edge a blade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To sail close to the wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The thin, sharp, or cutting part of a knife or tool; extreme border; brink; margin; keenness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To put a border on; move forward little by little; as, to edge one's way through a crowd. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. The border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To move sideways. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Border; brink; sharp side; cutting part. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To put an edge on. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To sharpen; incite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To move sidewise; sidle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The thin, sharp cutting part of a blade; sharpness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The border of anything; the margin: the cutting side of an instrument; that which cuts or wounds; a narrow part rising from a broader; sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To sharpen; to furnish with an edge; to border; to exasperate; to incite; to move sideways or by little and little. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To move sideways; to move gradually: to sail close to the wind. To set the teeth on edge, to cause a tingling or grating sensation in the teeth. To edge away, to increase the distance gradually from a coast or other object. To edge in with a coast or vessel, to advance gradually, and not directly, toward it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Furnished with an edge or border; sharp; keen. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. The extreme border of anything; brink; verge; the thin cutting part of a knife, &c.; keenness; sharpness of mind or appetite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To sharpen; to border or fringe; to incite; to provoke; to move gradually. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. ej, 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. [A.S. ecg; cf. Ger. ecke, L. acies.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Sharpened side of blade of cutting instrument or weapon; sharpness of this, as the knife has no e.; (fig.) effectiveness (of language &c.), as this took the e. off his argument; set (person\'s) teeth on e., cause unpleasant tingling in them (usu. fig.); e. -shaped thing, esp. crest of a ridge; (fig.) critical position or moment; meeting-line of two surfaces of a solid; (Skating) do the inside, outside, e., skate on the inner, outer, e. of skates; boundary-line of surface; brink (of precipice); e.-bone, see AITCHBONE; e.-tool, cutting-tool (in fig. sense also edged tool). Hence edgeless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Sharpen (tool &c., also fig.); e. on,=EGG on; furnish with border, form border to; insinuate (thing, oneself) into, in, out, off, &c.; (intr.) advance obliquely. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument ;—the border or part adjacent to the line of division; brink; margin; sharp or narrow side :—that which cuts or wounds ; point;—keenness, as of appetite :—intensity of desire; sharpness; acrimony. Cabinet Dictionary
  43. The thin or cutting part of a blade; a narrow part rising from a broader; keenness, acrimony; to set the teeth on edge, to cause a tingling pain in teeth. Complete Dictionary

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