- One of the simple machines; A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (w:Wedge (mechanical device), Wikipedia article).
(context, colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.
verb (wedges, wedging, wedged)
I made a big fat from that job.
(archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- A group of goose, geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
- To support or secure using a wedge.
I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
- To force into a narrow gap.
He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
- To work wet clay by cutting or knead, kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
- Light, having a mixture of frequencies, being perceived as having no specific colour; such as sunlight.