Definitions of margin

  1. To furnish with a margin.
  2. To enter in the margin of a page.
  3. To furnish with a margin; to enter in the margin of a page.
  4. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
  6. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  7. ( finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  8. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
  9. The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
  10. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
  11. Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc.
  12. Border; the unprinted edge of a page; a limit; reserved amount, as of money, time, or space; money, stock certificates, etc., given to a broker to secure him from loss in advancing funds for investment; as, to buy on a margin.
  13. An edge, border: the blank edge on the page of a book.
  14. Edge, border.
  15. Marginal.
  16. A border; brink; edge.
  17. The edge or border of anything; the blank edge of the page of a book; reserved amount.
  18. The border, brink, edge, or verge of anything; the blank edge of a leaf or page; what is written or printed on the margin; the difference between the price of purchase and sale of an article, out of which the merchant or trader derives his profit; something left or put to for meeting casualties; in bot., the boundary- line or contour of a body traced by the union of opposite plain surfaces; latitude- as, this must be taken with a wide margin.
  19. Marginly.