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edge meaning

[ edʒ ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "edge""edge" in a sentence
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  • Noun: edge  ej
    1. The boundary of a surface
      - border 
    2. A line determining the limits of an area
      - boundary, bound 
    3. A sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
      "he rounded the edges of the box" 
    4. The attribute of urgency in tone of voice
      "his voice had an edge to it"
      - sharpness 
    5. A slight competitive advantage
      "he had an edge on the competition" 
    6. The outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the centre of something
      "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
    Verb: edge  ej
    1. Advance slowly, as if by inches
      "He edged towards the car"
      - inch 
    2. Provide with a border or edge
      "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
      - border 
    3. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
      - border, adjoin, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on 
    4. Provide with an edge
      "edge a blade"

    Derived forms: edges, edged, edging

    See also: edge in, edger, edging, edgy

    Type of: adjoin, advance, bound, boundary, bounds, contact, demarcation, demarcation line, favorable position [US], favourable position [Brit, Cdn], furnish, go on, limit, line, march on, meet, move on, pass on, progress, provide, render, sharpen, side, superiority, supply, touch, urgency

    Encyclopedia: Edge Edge, Cheshire Edge, Chester, Cheshire


  • [American slang]
    to make one's way across something carefully.
      The hikers edged their way across the narrow ledge.
      Now, edge your way across and don't look down.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [sing.]

    COMPETITIVE EDGE, CUTTING EDGE, LEADING EDGE

    1

    a slight advantage over sb/sth:

    They have the edge in car design.

    This technology gives us an edge over our rivals.

    ❖ to gain/have/keep/lose/maintain an edge (on/over sb/sth)

    ◆ sth gives you an edge (on/over sb/sth)

    2 (usually the edge)

    the point at which sth, especially sth bad, may begin to happen:

    The country is on the edge of financial collapse.

    IDIOMS

    be on edge; put sb/sth on edge

    to be nervous or uncertain:

    The increasing oil price has put markets on edge.

    Investors are on edge over the possibility of a general strike.

    BRINK

    verb [no obj] (used with an adverb or a preposition)

    (used especially in newspapers) to increase or decrease slightly in value or level:

    The share price edged up 1% to ¥5 350.

    Inflation has edged below the 2% target.

    The shares edged 1% higher.

    The yen edged ahead of the the euro today. See note at INCREASE

Examples
  • The new edges are called the spokes of the wheel.
  • Keesh lived at the edge of the polar sea.
  • An edge of sharpness crept into sam's voice.
  • The spring breeze lifted the edge of her blouse.
  • What is the potential drop in an edge?
  • His remark has a fine edge of cynicism.
  • The edge of her skirt caught on a nail.
  • The victory was losing its edge.
  • A troop of boys were playing at the edge of a pond.
  • Time had dulled the edge of his grief.
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