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edge

noun (n)

  • the boundary of a surface (noun.location)
    Synonym: border
    source: wordnet30
  • a line determining the limits of an area (noun.shape)
    Synonym: bound, boundary
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He rounded the edges of the box.
    source: wordnet30
  • the attribute of urgency in tone of voice (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: sharpness
    Example:
    His voice had an edge to it.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight competitive advantage (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He had an edge on the competition.
    source: wordnet30
  • the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The edge of the leaf is wavy.
    She sat on the edge of the bed.
    The water's edge.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • advance slowly, as if by inches (verb.motion)
    Synonym: inch
    Example:
    He edged towards the car.
    source: wordnet30
  • provide with a border or edge (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Edge the tablecloth with embroidery.
    source: wordnet30
  • lie adjacent to another or share a boundary (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • provide with an edge (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Edge a blade.
    source: wordnet30
  • To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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