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Definitions of wedge

  1. To act upon by a wedge; split; fasten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To force or drive as a wedge is driven. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cleave or drive with a wedge; press in closely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To cleave with a wedge: to force or drive with a wedge: to press closely: to fasten with a wedge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To force or fasten with a wedge; press closely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To cleave with a wedge; to drive as a wedge is driven; to crowd or compress closely; to force, as a wedge forces its way; to fasten with a wedge or wedges; to fix in the manner of a wedge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To drive, as a wedge; to compress closely; to force, as a wedge forces its way; to fasten with wedges. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; - so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A piece of wood or metal, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting: a mass of metal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Piece of wood, metal, &c., sloping to an edge; ingot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A V - shaped piece, as for splitting or for fastening. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A piece of metal or wood, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting woods, rocks, &c, being one of the mechanical powers; a solid of five sides, viz., a rectangular base, two rhomboidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends; something in the form of a wedge; a mass of metal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for wedge

  1. " He is a hard Christian," he murmured; " has the wedge entered?" – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. This was too much for the people and proved the entering wedge for a second vigilance committee. – California 1849-1913 or the Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State. by L. H. Woolley
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