- 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.
Etymology: ecg. Cognate with German Ecke, Dutch egge, Swedish eggSwedish, egg.
- 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.
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