Edge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |edʒ|  American pronunciation of the word edge
Brit.  |edʒ|  British pronunciation of the word edge

noun

- the boundary of a surface (syn: border)
- a line determining the limits of an area (syn: bound, boundary)
- a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
- the attribute of urgency in tone of voice(syn: sharpness)
- a slight competitive advantage
- the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

verb

- advance slowly, as if by inches(syn: inch)
- provide with a border or edge(syn: border)
- lie adjacent to another or share a boundary (syn: abut, adjoin, border, butt, march)
- provide with an edge

Examples

They peered over the edge of the roof.

The fabric was frayed at the edge.

He made us all nervous by standing so close to the edge of the cliff.

She sat on the edge of the counter, swinging her legs.

His voice had a sarcastic edge.

Her writing seem to have lost its edge.

These amendments will blunt the edge of the legislation.

Edge the sleeve with lace.

She edged away from him.

Gasoline prices have been edging upward.

I edged my chair closer to the table.

Put an edge on this knife.

Each Greek stands on the sharpest edge of death or life.

We'll drink to Fred Sloane, who has a fine, distinguished edge.

The admiral edged away with his squadron.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: edge
he/she/it: edges
present participle: edging
past tense: edged
past participle: edged
noun
singular: edge
plural: edges
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