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edge (side)

Definition:

a sharp side formed by the intersection of 2 surfaces of an object

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

edges

Type of:

side » surface » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he rounded the edges of the box

Etymology:

[noun] Old English ecg "corner, edge, point", also "sword" (compare ... | [verb]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of edge...

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

edge | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edger [noun, related]

the thin, sharp, cutting part of a blade | the quality of being sharp or keen | the projecting ledge or brink, as of a cliff | the part farthest from ... (28 of 190 words, 16 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

edge | have the edge on [sense-specific] | on edge [sense-specific] | set someone's teeth on edge [sense-specific] | edgeless [adjective, derived]

the border, brim, or margin of a surface, object, etc | a brink or verge, | [mathematics] a line along which two faces or surfaces of a solid meet | a ... (28 of 732 words, 18 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Edge [disambiguation] | EDGE

may refer to: Leading edge, a line connecting the forward-most points of a wing's profile | Trailing edge, the rear edge of the wing | Zivko Edge 540, an aerobatic aircraft | Edge (geometry), a one-dimensional line segment joining two vertices | A pair... (40 of 656 words, 65 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | advantage [synonym, sense-specific] | gain [synonym, sense-specific] | brink [synonym, sense-specific] | lip [synonym, sense-specific] | margin [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

The boundary line of a surface. | [geometry] A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet. | An advantage. | [figurative] The thin cutting side... (40 of 475 words, 17 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

edge | on edge | on the edge of one's seat | set someone's teeth on edge | take the edge off | edge someone out | edged [derived] | edgeless [derived] | edger [derived]

the outside limit of an object, area, or surface | an area next to a steep drop | [singular] : the point immediately before something unpleasant or ... (25 of 454 words, 18 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

edge | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | have an edge on [sense-specific] | on edge [sense-specific] | set one's teeth on edge [sense-specific] | edge in [sense-specific] | edge out [sense-specific] | eldest hand [sense-specific] | ...

a line or border at which a surface terminates. | a brink or verge. | any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object. | a line at which two ... (28 of 442 words, 23 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/edge

Merriam-Webster:

edge [entry 1, noun] | on edge | advantage [synonym, sense-specific] | force [synonym, sense-specific] | border [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | verge [synonym, sense-specific] | nervous [synonym, sense-specific] | effectiveness [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the cutting side of a blade ; the sharpness of a blade ; "force", ... | the line where an object or area begins or ends; "border" ; the narrow part ... (30 of 364 words, 4 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

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edge [entry 2, verb] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | sharpen [synonym, sense-specific] | grind [synonym, sense-specific] | hone [synonym, sense-specific] | stone [synonym, sense-specific] | strop [synonym, sense-specific] | whet [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to give an edge to ; to be on an edge of | to move or force gradually | to incline (a ski) sideways so that one edge cuts into the snow | to defeat by ... (33 of 138 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

edge | edges [plural] | live on the edge | on edge | on the edge | on the edge of something | on the edge of your seat/chair | take the edge off something

[countable] the part of something that is furthest from its centre | [countable] the sharp side of a blade or tool that is used for cutting things | ... (26 of 358 words, 11 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/edge

edge [verb] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edges [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to move somewhere slowly, carefully, and with small movements, or to make something do this | [intransitive, journalism] if ... (19 of 122 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

edge | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edges [3rd-person singular present] | edgeless [adjective, related]

A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument. | The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade. | A penetrating, incisive quality | A ... (25 of 311 words, 20 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

edge [entry 1]

the outer or furthest point of something (7 of 60 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 1

edge [entry 2]

the side of a blade which cuts, or any sharp part of an object which could cut (17 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 2

edge [entry 3] | push/drive someone over the edge | push someone over the edge | drive someone over the edge

the point just before something very different and noticeable happens | "push/drive sb over the edge": [informal] If an unpleasant event pushes ... (21 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 3

edge [entry 4, singular]

an advantage over other people (5 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 4

edge [entry 5] | on edge

a small but noticeable amount of anger in someone's voice | "on edge": nervous and not relaxed (16 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 5

edge [entry 6]

to move slowly with gradual movements or in gradual stages, or to make someone or something move in this way (20 of 65 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/edge 6

Encarta Dictionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

a line or area that is the outermost part or the part farthest away from the center of something | the area where land suddenly falls away steeply | ... (27 of 411 words, 16 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607510​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

edge

First use: late 13th century

Origin: [noun] Old English ecg "corner, edge, point", also "sword" (compare ... | [verb] "to give an edge to" (implied in past participle egged), ... (25 of 216 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English egge, from Old English ecg, from Proto-Germanic *agjō (compare Dutch egge, German Ecke, Swedish egg), from Proto-Indo-European *h2eḱ- ("sharp") (compare Welsh hogi... (24 of 50 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

edge

Origin: Old English ecg "sharpened side of a blade", of Germanic origin; related to Dutch egge and German Ecke, also to Old Norse ... (22 of 38 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/edge

New World Dictionary:

edge | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English egge from Old English ecg, akin to Old Norse egg, German ecke, corner from Indo-European base *ak-, sharp: see "acid"

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Collins Dictionary:

edge

Origin: Old English ecg; related to Old Norse egg, Old High German ecka edge, Latin aciēs sharpness, Greek akis point

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/edge

American Heritage Dictionary:

edge | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edges [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English egge, from Old English ecg; see ak- in Indo-European roots.

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Merriam-Webster:

edge [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English egge, from Old English ecg; akin to Latin acer sharp, Greek akmē point

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Encarta Dictionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

Origin: Old English ecg "corner, edge, sword" from Indo-European, "be sharp or pointed"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607510​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "edge"

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Collins Dictionary:

edge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "edge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/edge

Macmillan American Dictionary:

edge [noun] | edges [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "edge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/edge

edge [verb] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edges [3rd-person singular present]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

edge | edges [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "edge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/edge

edge [verb] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle] | edges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "edge"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

edge [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "edge"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "edge"

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the Free Dictionary:

edge

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Google Dictionary:

edge | edges [plural] | edged [past tense] | edging [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "edge"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

edge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "edge"

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YourDictionary Audio:

edge

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freedictionary.org:

edge

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