- The boundary line of a surface.
- (geometry) The joining line between two vertex, vertices of a polygon.
- (geometry) The place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
- An advantage (as have the edge on)
- The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
verb (edg, ing)
- He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Rev. ii. 12.
- Slander,<BR> Whose edge is sharper than the sword. Shak.
- Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
- Upon the edge of yonder coppice. Shak.
- In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge<BR> Of battle. Milton.
- Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. Sir W. Scott.
- Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
- The full edge of our indignation. Sir W. Scott.
- Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our fears and by our vices. Jer. Taylor.
- The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter." Milton.
- (cricket) The edge of a cricket bat.
- (graphtheory) Any of the connected pairs of vertex, vertices in a graph.
- In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax.
- (transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
- He edged the book across the table.
- (intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
- He edged away from her.
- (cricket) (transitive) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
- (transitive) Triming the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
noun (pl1=eisteddfods, pl2=eisteddfodau)
- Any of several annual festivals in which Welsh poets, dancers, and musicians compete for recognition.
- Extreme part.
- Extreme line.
- (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
- The Pavillion End
- The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
- (curling) A period of play in which each team throws 8 rocks, 2 per player, in alternating fashion.
- (intransitive): To finish, terminate.
- Is this movie ever going to ?
- (transitive): To finish, terminate.
- a member of the groundcrew in the RAF
- (legal) Technically, the nature and extent of a person's interest in, or ownership of, land.
- Broadly, applies to all that a person owns, whether real property, real or personal property, personal property.
- An area on land under single ownership. (w:Estate (house))
- The property of a deceased person.
- A group of buildings built together as a single development on a designated area of land. (w:Housing estate)
- A general collective noun.
- (context, UK, automotive) An estate car; the body style for cars, popular with families, which has an enclosed area where the boot or trunk would be on a sedan / saloon.
- A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights (w:Estates of the realm)
- A person or company who acts in the sale, lease or maintenance of land, property, real estate etc for another.
- (archaic) A land bailiff.
- One who is enrolled in or graduated from Eton.
- The act of exalt, exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
- The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
- That placement of a planet in the zodiac in which it is deemed to exert its strongest influence.
- One who has been released from something.
- (transitive) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to.
- (transitive) To except or excuse from the operation of a law.
- (transitive) To grant immunity to.
- (transitive) To free from obligation.
- (transitive) To release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service.
- (transitive) To exempt from fear or pain.
- (genetics) A sequence of DNA that transcribes the amino acid sequence of a protein (via mRNA)
- great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
- The scientist has expertise in cold fusion.
- advice, or opinion, of an expert
- A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.
verb (expresses, expressing, expressed)
- I took the into town.
- To convey meaning.
- Words cannot the love I feel for him.
- To excrete or cause to excrete, especially said of milk.
- Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.
- specific, Specific or precise.
- I gave him instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me.
- Truly depicted; exactly resembling.
- In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance.
- A little island, especially in a river or lake.
- a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning
- Of a telephone number, not in the directory; unlisted