Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word edge

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word edge. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

ɛdʒ


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English ecg ‘sharpened side of a blade’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch egge and German Ecke, also to Old Norse eggja (see egg2), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin acies ‘edge’ and Greek akis ‘point’.


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

the outside limit of an object, area, or surface.

Example

a willow tree at the water's edge

Synonyms

border,boundary,extremity,fringe,margin,side,lip,rim,brim,brink,verge,perimeter,circumference,periphery,contour,outline,limit,limits,outer limit,bound,bounds,marge,bourn,skirt

Antonyms

middle


Definition

the sharpened side of the blade of a cutting implement or weapon.

Example

a knife with a razor-sharp edge


Definition

a quality or factor which gives superiority over close rivals.

Example

his cars have the edge over his rivals'

Synonyms

advantage,lead,head,head start,trump card,the whip hand,superiority,the upper hand,dominance,ascendancy,supremacy,primacy,precedence,power,mastery,control,sway,authority,the catbird seat,the box seat

Antonyms

disadvantage


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

provide with a border or edge.

Example

the pool is edged with paving

Synonyms

border,fringe,rim,verge,skirt,be alongside,surround,enclose,encircle,circle,encompass,bound,line,flank,trim,pipe,band,decorate,finish,bind,hem


Definition

move or cause to move gradually or furtively in a particular direction.

Example

she tried to edge away from him

Synonyms

creep,inch (one's way),worm (one's way),work (one's way),pick one's way,nose (one's way),ease (oneself),ease (one's way),advance slowly,advance stealthily,sidle,steal,slink


Definition

give an intense or sharp quality to.

Example

desperation edged her voice


Definition

strike (the ball) with the edge of the bat; strike a ball delivered by (the bowler) with the edge of the bat.

Example

he edged a ball into his pad


Definition

ski with one's weight on the edges of one's skis.

Example

you will be edging early, controlling a parallel turn



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