Definitions of wedge

  1. To act upon by a wedge; split; fasten.
  2. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
  3. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
  4. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.
  5. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
  6. To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
  7. To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
  8. To cleave or drive with a wedge; press in closely.
  9. To cleave with a wedge: to force or drive with a wedge: to press closely: to fasten with a wedge.
  10. To force or fasten with a wedge; press closely.
  11. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; " I squeezed myself into the corner"
  12. A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.
  13. To cleave with a wedge; to drive as a wedge is driven; to crowd or compress closely; to force, as a wedge forces its way; to fasten with a wedge or wedges; to fix in the manner of a wedge.
  14. To drive, as a wedge; to compress closely; to force, as a wedge forces its way; to fasten with wedges.
  15. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane ( shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
  16. ( golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
  17. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
  18. A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
  19. A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
  20. Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
  21. The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; - so called after a person ( Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
  22. A piece of wood or metal, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting: a mass of metal.
  23. Piece of wood, metal, & c., sloping to an edge; ingot.
  24. A V - shaped piece, as for splitting or for fastening.
  25. A piece of metal or wood, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting woods, rocks, & c, being one of the mechanical powers; a solid of five sides, viz., a rectangular base, two rhomboidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends; something in the form of a wedge; a mass of metal.
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