Definitions of edge

  1. 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.
  2. To put a border on; move forward little by little; as, to edge one's way through a crowd.
  3. To sharpen; incite.
  4. To move sidewise; sidle.
  5. 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.
  6. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  7. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  8. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
  9. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  10. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
  11. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
  12. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  13. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
  14. To put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little.
  15. To put an edge on.
  16. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
  17. To sail close to the wind.
  18. To move sideways.
  19. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; " Canada adjoins the U. S."; " England marches with Scotland"
  20. provide with a border or edge; " edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
  21. provide with an edge; " edge a blade"
  22. To sharpen; to furnish with an edge; to border; to exasperate; to incite; to move sideways or by little and little.
  23. To sharpen; to border or fringe; to incite; to provoke; to move gradually.
  24. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; " he rounded the edges of the box"
  25. a slight competitive advantage; " he had an edge on the competition"
  26. The thin, sharp, or cutting part of a knife or tool; extreme border; brink; margin; keenness.
  27. The border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness.
  28. Border; brink; sharp side; cutting part.
  29. The extreme border of anything; brink; verge; the thin cutting part of a knife, & c.; keenness; sharpness of mind or appetite.