Definitions of edge

  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; " Canada adjoins the U. S."; " England marches with Scotland"
  2. the boundary of a surface
  3. provide with a border or edge; " edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
  4. a line determining the limits of an area
  5. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; " he rounded the edges of the box"
  6. a strip near the boundary of an object; " he jotted a note on the margin of the page"
  7. a slight competitive advantage; " he had an edge on the competition"
  8. the attribute of urgency; " his voice had an edge to it"
  9. provide with an edge; " edge a blade"
  10. advance slowly, as if by inches; " He edged towards the car"
  11. at or constituting a border or edge; " the marginal strip of beach"
  12. 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.
  13. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  14. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  15. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
  16. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  17. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
  18. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
  19. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  20. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
  21. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
  22. To sail close to the wind.
  23. The thin, sharp, or cutting part of a knife or tool; extreme border; brink; margin; keenness.
  24. To put a border on; move forward little by little; as, to edge one's way through a crowd.
  25. The border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness.
  26. To put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little.
  27. To move sideways.
  28. Border; brink; sharp side; cutting part.
  29. To put an edge on.
  30. To sharpen; incite.
  31. To move sidewise; sidle.
  32. A border; margin.
  33. The border of anything; the margin: the cutting side of an instrument; that which cuts or wounds; a narrow part rising from a broader; sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness.
  34. To sharpen; to furnish with an edge; to border; to exasperate; to incite; to move sideways or by little and little.
  35. To move sideways; to move gradually: to sail close to the wind. To set the teeth on edge, to cause a tingling or grating sensation in the teeth. To edge away, to increase the distance gradually from a coast or other object. To edge in with a coast or vessel, to advance gradually, and not directly, toward it.
  36. Furnished with an edge or border; sharp; keen.
  37. The extreme border of anything; brink; verge; the thin cutting part of a knife, & c.; keenness; sharpness of mind or appetite.
  38. To sharpen; to border or fringe; to incite; to provoke; to move gradually.

Usage examples for edge

  1. " When we get to the edge of the camp, we will look for Red Dog. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  2. How you not can temper him edge better? – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. I was then almost at the water's edge, and going at the rate of one mile a minute. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  4. An easy walk brought them to the edge of the pond. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  5. Celia sank down on the bed's edge, the candle trembling in her hand. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  6. A piece was broken from the edge. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  7. It was moving slowly, turned on an edge. – What Rough Beast? by Jefferson Highe
  8. His nerves were all on edge, his blood was hot with anger. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  9. If they don't go back into that edge we've just left, they're Morehead's. – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  10. I fancy I was close to the edge of sleep. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  11. It's a small place on the edge of the moors. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  12. Lanstron advanced to the table, pressed his hands on the edge, and, now master of himself, began an account of Marta's offer. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  13. We are very near the heart of the world, here at the edge of the great plain. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  14. " You're all on edge to- night, Blairsy. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  15. " Let me have a look at him," said the youth, sitting down on the edge of a bed which stood at one end of the room, and drawing the child between his knees. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Wanted to charge me for the edge he gave it. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  17. That is on the edge of Heronsbourne Park, is it not?" – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  18. Sooner or later, as sure as fate, he'd get cut down to the water's edge. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. She seemed to keep on the edge of things. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd