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Definitions of margin

  1. a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a strip near the boundary of an object; "he jotted a note on the margin of the page" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (corporate finance) net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To furnish with a margin. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To enter in the margin of a page. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Border; the unprinted edge of a page; a limit; reserved amount, as of money, time, or space; money, stock certificates, etc., given to a broker to secure him from loss in advancing funds for investment; as, to buy on a margin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The boundary or edge of any surface. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. An edge, border: the blank edge on the page of a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Edge, border. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Marginal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A border; brink; edge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Marginly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The edge or border of anything; the blank edge of the page of a book; reserved amount. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To furnish with a margin; to write on the margin. See Mark. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. The border, brink, edge, or verge of anything; the blank edge of a leaf or page; what is written or printed on the margin; the difference between the price of purchase and sale of an article, out of which the merchant or trader derives his profit; something left or put to for meeting casualties; in bot., the boundary-line or contour of a body traced by the union of opposite plain surfaces; latitude-as, this must be taken with a wide margin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To furnish with a margin; to enter in the margin of a page. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. 1. The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a bouudary Hue of land, the "margin" of a river, creek, or other water-course means the center of the stream. Ex parte Jennings, 6 Cow. (N. Y.) 527, 16 Am. Dec. 447; Varick v. Smith, 9 Paige (N. Y.) 551. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the "margin" means the line where land and water meet. Fowler v. Vree- land, 44 X. J. Eq. 268, 14 Atl. 116; Lem- beck v. Andrews. 47 Ohio St. 336, 24 N. E. 686. 8 L. R. A. 578. 2. A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a stockbroker by the principal or person on whose account the purchase is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he may be exposed by a subsequent depression in the market value of the stock. Markhara v. Jau- don. 49 Barb. (N. Y.) 468; Sheehy v. Sbinn, 103 Cal 325. 37 Pac. 393: Memphis Brokerage Ass'n v. Cullen, 11 Lea (Tenn.) 77: For- tenbury v. State, 47 Ark. 188. 1 S. W. 58. thelawdictionary.org
  28. 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. It is usually less than the full value of the security purchased, in which case it may be qualified by the portion of the full value required to be deposited; as, to buy stocks on 50% margin. dictgcide_fs
  29. mär'jin, n. an edge, border: the blank edge on the page of a book: something allowed more than is needed, in case of unforeseen things happening: a sum of money, or its value in securities, deposited with a broker to protect him against loss on transactions made on account: a deposit made by each of two brokers, parties to a contract, when one is 'called up' by the other.--v.t. to furnish with margins, enter on the margin.--ns. MARGE, MARG'ENT (poet.), edge, brink.--adjs. MARGED; MAR'GINAL, pertaining to a margin: placed in the margin.--n. MARGIN[=A]'LIA, notes written on the margin.--v.t. MAR'GINALISE, to furnish with notes.--adv. MAR'GINALLY.--adjs. MAR'GINATE, -D, having a margin; MAR'GINED.--MARGINAL CREDIT, a method by which a merchant at home can render bills drawn upon him abroad saleable there, by associating a well-known banker's name on their margin with his own; MARGINAL NOTES, notes written or printed on the margin of a book or writing. [L. margo, marginis; cf. mark.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Edge, border, of surface, whence marginate (2), -ated, aa.; condition near the limit below or beyond which a thing ceases to be possible &c.; extra amount (of time, money, &c.) over& above the necessary; (Commerc.) sum deposited with stockbroker to cover risk of loss on transaction of account; space round main body of printed matter on page; (v.t.) furnish with m. or marginal notes, deposit m. on (stock). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. [Latin] A border; edge; brink; verge;— specifically, the part of page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing;— difference between the price of pruchase and sale of an article, which leaves room for profit;— difference between the expense, number, or amount estimated, and that which is actually required or incurred. Cabinet Dictionary

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