Pronunciation: ĕj
n.1.The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe.
He which hath the sharp sword with two edges.
- Rev. ii. 12.
2.Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
Upon the edge of yonder coppice.
- Shak.
Pursue even to the very edge of destruction.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
The full edge of our indignation.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
Edge joint
(Carp.) a joint formed by two edges making a corner.
Edge mill
a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll around on their edges, on a level circular bed; - used for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also Chilian mill.
Edge molding
(Arch.) a molding whose section is made up of two curves meeting in an angle.
Edge plane
a - (Carp.) A plane for edging boards.
b - (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles.
Edge play
a kind of swordplay in which backswords or cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point, is employed.
Edge rail
a - (Railroad) A rail set on edge; - applied to a rail of more depth than width.
b - A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch.
Edge railway
a railway having the rails set on edge.
- Knight.
Edge stone
a curbstone.
Edge tool
a - Any tool or instrument having a sharp edge intended for cutting.
b - A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging tool.
To be on edge
a - to be eager, impatient, or anxious.
b - to be irritable or nervous.
on edge
a - See to be on edge.
b - See to set the teeth on edge.
To set the teeth on edge
a - to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
b - to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to annoy or repel; - often used of sounds; as, the screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth on edge.
- Bacon.
v. t.1.To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
[imp. & p. p. Edged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Edging.]
To edge her champion's sword.
- Dryden.
2.To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
3.To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
4.To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
5.To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
v. i.1.To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
2.To sail close to the wind.
I must edge up on a point of wind.
- Dryden.
To edge away
(Naut.) to increase the distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other object.
To edge down
(Naut.) to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward.
To edge in
to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees.
To edge in with
(Naut.) as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to advance gradually, but not directly, toward it.
Noun1.edge - the boundary of a surface
Synonyms: border
2.edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
3.edge - a line determining the limits of an area
Synonyms: bound, boundary
4.edge - the attribute of urgency; "his voice had an edge to it"
Synonyms: sharpness
5.edge - a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition"
6.edge - a strip near the boundary of an object; "he jotted a note on the margin of the page"
Synonyms: margin
Verb1.edge - advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
Synonyms: inch
2.edge - provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
Synonyms: border
3.edge - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
4.edge - provide with an edge; "edge a blade"
Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (GSM, mobile-systems)A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony, acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin, advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee, apprehensive, asperity, astringency, axis, bank, barb, beeline, befringe, beginning, bind, bite, bitingness, bitterness, blast-off, board, bordure, bound, bourn, brow, bulge, cap, causticity, chord, climax, cloud nine, coast, coign of vantage, commencement, crabbed, crawl, creation, creep, crest, crown, culmen, culmination, cuspidate, cut, cutting edge, cuttingness, dawn, deadwood, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, draw, drop, edge tool, edgy, effectiveness, end, enframe, establishment, extreme limit, featheredge, fidgety, fierceness, file, flange, flank, flying start, force, foundation, frame, fresh start, fringe, go crabwise, go sideways, great-circle course, grind, grip, handicap, harshness, head start, heaven, heavens, height, hem, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hone, ill at ease, inch, incisiveness, inside track, institution, irascible, irritable, jump, jump-off, kick-off, knife-edge, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lateral, lateralize, lead, leading edge, ledge, limb, limbus, limit, line, lip, list, make leeway, march, marge, marginate, maximum, meridian, mordacity, mordancy, mountaintop, move, mucronation, ne plus ultra, nervous, new departure, no place higher, noon, normal, odds, oilstone, on edge, on tenterhooks, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outline, outset, peak, peevish, penetration, perimeter, periphery, perpendicular, pinnacle, piquancy, pitch, poignancy, point, pointedness, pole, prickliness, prickly, pungency, purfle, purl, radius, radius vector, ragged edge, razor-edge, reset, restive, restless, ridge, right line, rigor, roughness, running start, secant, segment, selvage, send-off, sensitive, set, set off, setting in motion, setting-up, seventh heaven, severity, sharp, sharpen, sharpness, shore, shortcut, shrillness, side, sideline, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew, skid, skirt, sky, something extra, something in reserve, sourness, spiculate, spinosity, spire, spur, square one, start, start-off, starting point, steal, sting, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, strap, streamline, stridency, stringency, strop, summit, superiority, surround, take-off, tangent, taper, tartness, teeth, tense, thinness, thorniness, threshold, tip, tip-top, top, touchy, transversal, trenchancy, trim, upmost, upper extremity, upper hand, uppermost, uptight, urgency, utmost, vantage, vantage ground, vantage point, vector, veer, vehemence, vertex, very top, violence, virulence, weapon, whet, whip hand, worm, zenith
Translate Edge to Spanish, Translate Edge to German, Translate Edge to French
Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Douglas Adrian
Edgar Guest
Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Wallace
Edgard Lawrence Doctorow
Edgard Varese
-- Edge --
edge in
Edge joint
Edge mill
Edge molding
Edge of regression
Edge plane
Edge play
Edge rail
Edge railway
Edge stone
edge tool
edge up
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy