Complete Definition of "edge"

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English

Etymology
OE. ecg. Cognate with German Ecke, Dutch egge, Swedish egg#Swedish|egg.

Pronunciation
IPA|/Éʤ/, SAMPA|/EdZ?/
audio|en-us-edge.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉdÊ|-ÉdÊ

Noun
en-noun

  1. The boundary line of a surface.
  2. geometry The joining line between two vertex|vertices of a polygon.
  3. geometry The place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
  4. An advantage (as have the edge on)
  5. 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.

#:He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Rev. ii. 12.
#:Slander,<BR> Whose edge is sharper than the sword. Shak.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. cricket The edge of a cricket bat.
  3. graphtheory Any of the connected pairs of vertex|vertices in a graph.
  4. In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax.

Synonyms
(advantage): advantage, gain
(sharp terminating border): brink, lip, margin, rim
(in graph theory): line

Derived terms
on edge
on the edge
top edge
bottom edge
inside edge
outside edge

Related terms
edging
edgy

Translations

trans-top|boundary line of a surface
Albanian: t-|sq|buzë|f|xs=Albanian
Catalan: vora f
Croatian: t-|hr|rub|m
Czech: t-|cs|hrana|f
Danish: t-|da|rand
Esperanto: t-|eo|rando|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|reuna
French: t+|fr|bord|m
German: t+|de|Rand|m
Greek: άκÏη (akre) f, ÏÎµÎ¯Î»Î¿Ï (khilos) n
trans-mid
Hungarian: t+|hu|szél
Italian: t+|it|orlo|m, t+|it|bordo|m
Kurdish: t+|ku|ÙÙâراغ|sc=KUchar
Norwegian: t-|no|kant|m
Polish: krawÄdź f
Portuguese: margem f
Sardinian (Campidanese): vora f
Slovak: t-|sk|hrana|f
Spanish: t-|es|orilla|f
Swedish: t+|sv|rand
Telugu: à°à°à°à± (aMchu)
Chinese: è¾¹ç
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trans-top|joining line between two vertices of a polygon
Czech: t-|cs|hrana|f
French: t+|fr|côté|m
Greek: ακμή (akme) f
trans-mid
Japanese: 辺 (hen)
Norwegian: t-|no|sidekant|m
Polish: krawÄdź f
Português: lado
Spanish: t+|es|lado|m
Telugu: à°­à±à°à°®à± (bhujamu)
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trans-top|place where two faces of a polyhedron meet
Czech: t-|cs|hrana|f
Finnish: särmä
French: t+|fr|côté|m
Português: face
Spanish: t+|es|arista|f
trans-mid
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trans-top|an advantage
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument
Chinese: å
Finnish: t-|fi|terä
Greek: t+|el|κÏÏη|f|trkopsi|scGrek
Kurdish: t+|ku|دÙâÙ|sc=KUchar
Norwegian: t+|no|egg|m
trans-mid
Português: fio, gume
Sardinian: atta f
Polish: ostrze n
Spanish: t+|es|filo|m
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trans-top|that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply
Finnish: t-|fi|terä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge
French: t+|fr|bord|m
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|bordo|m
Spanish: t-|es|borde|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part
Finnish: reunus
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|edge of a cricket bat
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|in graph theory: any of the pairs of vertices in a graph
Croatian: t-|hr|brid|m
Czech: t-|cs|hrana|f
trans-mid
Japanese: 辺 (hen)
trans-bottom

See also
Mathworld article on the edges of polygons
Mathworld article on the edges of polyhedra
Science book

Verb
en-verb|edg|ing

  1. transitive To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

#:He edged the book across the table.

  1. intransitive To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

#:He edged away from her.

  1. (cricket) transitive To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
  2. transitive Triming the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.

Derived terms
edge out

Quotations
1925: Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
:In Mlle. Carlottaâs correspondence there appeared another letter, edged in black!

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