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Edge meaning

edge - 13 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  3. 3. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  4. 4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
  5. 5. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  6. 6. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
  7. 7. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
  8. 8. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  9. 9. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
  10. 10. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
  11. 11. To sail close to the wind.
  12. 12. Border; brink; sharp side; cutting part.
  13. 13. To put an edge on.

edge - examples of usage

  1. One or two were pulled down on the very edge of the camp. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. All day long men followed the line of the fire and fought around its edge. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. So, if he were fast enough, he might turn the edge of it and be safe again. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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