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edge

 (ĕj)
n.
1.
a. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
b. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
c. A penetrating, incisive quality: "His simplicity sets off the satire, and gives it a finer edge" (William Hazlitt).
d. A slight but noticeable sharpness, harshness, or discomforting quality: His voice had an edge to it.
e. Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest: The brisk walk gave an edge to my appetite.
2.
a. The line or area farthest away from the middle: lifted the carpet's edge. See Synonyms at border.
b. The line of intersection of two surfaces: the edge of a brick.
c. A rim or brink: the edge of a cliff.
d. The point at which something is likely to begin: on the edge of war.
3. A margin of superiority; an advantage: a slight edge over the opposition.
v. edged, edg·ing, edg·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To give an edge to (a blade); sharpen.
b. To tilt (a ski or both skis) in such a way that an edge or both edges bite into the snow.
2.
a. To put a border or edge on: edged the quilt with embroidery.
b. To act as or be an edge of: bushes that edged the garden path.
3. To advance or push slightly or gradually: The dog edged the ball with its nose.
4. To trim or shape the edge of: edge a lawn.
5. To surpass or beat by a small margin. Often used with out: The runner edged her opponent out at the last moment.
v.intr.
To move gradually or hesitantly: The child edged toward the door.
Idioms:
on edge
Highly tense or nervous; irritable.
on the edge
1. In a precarious position.
2. In a state of keen excitement, as from danger or risk: "the excitement of combat, of living on the edge" (Nelson DeMille).

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

edge′less adj.

edge

(ɛdʒ)
n
1. the border, brim, or margin of a surface, object, etc
2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of a breakthrough.
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. a line along which two faces or surfaces of a solid meet
b. a line joining two vertices of a graph
4. the sharp cutting side of a blade
5. keenness, sharpness, or urgency: the walk gave an edge to his appetite.
6. force, effectiveness, or incisiveness: the performance lacked edge.
7. dialect
a. a cliff, ridge, or hillside
b. (capital) (in place names): Hade Edge.
8. have the edge on have the edge over to have a slight advantage or superiority over
9. on edge
a. nervously irritable; tense
b. nervously excited or eager
10. set someone's teeth on edge to make someone acutely irritated or uncomfortable
vb
11. (tr) to provide an edge or border for
12. (tr) to shape or trim (the edge or border of something), as with a knife or scissors: to edge a pie.
13. to push (one's way, someone, something, etc) gradually, esp edgeways
14. (Cricket) (tr) cricket to hit (a bowled ball) with the edge of the bat
15. (Skiing) (tr) to tilt (a ski) sideways so that one edge digs into the snow
16. (tr) to sharpen (a knife, etc)
[Old English ecg; related to Old Norse egg, Old High German ecka edge, Latin aciēs sharpness, Greek akis point]
ˈedgeless adj
ˈedger n

edge

(ɛdʒ)

n., v. edged, edg•ing. n.
1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edge of the road.
2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster.
3. any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object: a book with gilt edges.
4. a line at which two surfaces of a solid object meet.
5. the thin, sharp side of the blade of a cutting instrument or weapon.
6. the sharpness proper to a blade: The knife has lost its edge.
7. a quality of sharpness or keenness: Her voice had an edge to it.
8. an improved position; advantage: to have an edge on one's competitors.
9. (in cards) advantage, esp. the advantage gained by being on the dealer's left.
v.t.
10. to provide with an edge or border.
11. to put an edge on; sharpen.
12. to make or force (one's way) gradually, esp. by moving sideways.
v.i.
13. to move sideways.
14. to advance gradually or cautiously: a car edging up to the curb.
15. edge in, to work in or into, esp. in a limited period of time.
16. edge out, to defeat (rivals or opponents) by a small margin.
Idioms:
on edge,
a. in a state of potential irritability; tense; nervous.
b. eagerly impatient.
[before 1000; Middle English egge, Old English ecg; akin to Latin aciēs, Greek akís point]
edge′less, adj.

edge


Past participle: edged
Gerund: edging

Imperative
edge
edge
Present
I edge
you edge
he/she/it edges
we edge
you edge
they edge
Preterite
I edged
you edged
he/she/it edged
we edged
you edged
they edged
Present Continuous
I am edging
you are edging
he/she/it is edging
we are edging
you are edging
they are edging
Present Perfect
I have edged
you have edged
he/she/it has edged
we have edged
you have edged
they have edged
Past Continuous
I was edging
you were edging
he/she/it was edging
we were edging
you were edging
they were edging
Past Perfect
I had edged
you had edged
he/she/it had edged
we had edged
you had edged
they had edged
Future
I will edge
you will edge
he/she/it will edge
we will edge
you will edge
they will edge
Future Perfect
I will have edged
you will have edged
he/she/it will have edged
we will have edged
you will have edged
they will have edged
Future Continuous
I will be edging
you will be edging
he/she/it will be edging
we will be edging
you will be edging
they will be edging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been edging
you have been edging
he/she/it has been edging
we have been edging
you have been edging
they have been edging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been edging
you will have been edging
he/she/it will have been edging
we will have been edging
you will have been edging
they will have been edging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been edging
you had been edging
he/she/it had been edging
we had been edging
you had been edging
they had been edging
Conditional
I would edge
you would edge
he/she/it would edge
we would edge
you would edge
they would edge
Past Conditional
I would have edged
you would have edged
he/she/it would have edged
we would have edged
you would have edged
they would have edged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edge - the boundary of a surfaceedge - the boundary of a surface    
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
brink - the edge of a steep place
limb - (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
2.edge - a line determining the limits of an area
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
rim - the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
margin, perimeter, border - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
fringe, outer boundary, periphery - the outside boundary or surface of something
brink, verge, threshold - a region marking a boundary
upper bound - (mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set
lower bound - (mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set
thalweg - the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states
3.edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
bevel, chamfer, cant - two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
bezel - a sloping edge on a cutting tool
brim, lip, rim - the top edge of a vessel or other container
curb, curbing, kerb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
deckle, deckle edge - rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
featheredge - a thin tapering edge
groin - a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults
knife edge, cutting edge - the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
leading edge - forward edge of an airfoil
milling - corrugated edge of a coin
razor edge - an edge that is as sharp as the cutting side of a razor
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
trailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoil
4.edge - the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an edge to it"
urgency - pressing importance requiring speedy action; "the urgency of his need"
5.edge - a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition"
favorable position, favourable position, superiority - the quality of being at a competitive advantage
6.edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
border - a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
hem - the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down; "the hem of her dress was stained"; "let down the hem"; "he stitched weights into the curtain's hem"; "it seeped along the hem of his jacket"
luff - (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
moulding, molding, border - a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
selvage, selvedge - the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
berm, shoulder - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
roadside, wayside - edge of a way or road or path; "flowers along the wayside"
demarcation, demarcation line, limit - the boundary of a specific area
Verb1.edge - advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
edge in, edge up - push one's way into (a space)
2.edge - provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.edge - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
neighbor, neighbour - be located near or adjacent to; "Pakistan neighbors India"
4.edge - provide with an edge; "edge a blade"
sharpen - make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"

edge

noun
1. border, side, line, limit, bound, lip, margin, outline, boundary, fringe, verge, brink, threshold, rim, brim, perimeter, contour, periphery, flange She was standing at the water's edge.
2. verge, point, brink, threshold They have driven the rhino to the edge of extinction.
3. advantage, lead, dominance, superiority, upper hand, head start, ascendancy, whip hand This could give them the edge over their oppponents.
4. power, interest, force, bite, effectiveness, animation, zest, incisiveness, powerful quality Featuring new bands give the show an edge.
5. sharpness, point, sting, urgency, bitterness, keenness, pungency, acuteness There was an unpleasant edge to her voice.
verb
1. inch, ease, creep, worm, slink, steal, sidle, work, move slowly He edged closer to the door.
2. border, shape, bind, trim, fringe, rim, hem, pipe a chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
on edge tense, excited, wired (slang), nervous, eager, impatient, irritable, apprehensive, edgy, uptight (informal), ill at ease, twitchy (informal), tetchy, on tenterhooks, keyed up, antsy (informal) Ever since their arrival she had felt on edge.
on the edge of your seat excited, moved, stirred, stimulated, roused, worked up The final had the spectators on the edge of their seats.

edge

noun
1. The cutting part of a sharp instrument:
2. A cutting quality:
3. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
4. The periphery of a city or town:
environs, fringe, outskirt (often used in plural), skirt (used in plural), suburb (used in plural).
5. A transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur:
6. A dominating position, as in a conflict:
Informal: inside track, jump.
verb
1. To give a sharp edge to:
2. To put or form a border on:
3. To advance carefully and gradually:
4. To introduce gradually and slyly:
Translations
حافَّةحافَّه، حَدحِدَّهحَرْف السَّيف أو السِّكّينمُحاطٌ بحافَّةٍ من
hranaokraj
kantkanterandskæræg
rando
reunareunussärmäteräkaari
rubbrid
közelebb húzszél
barmur, rönd, brúnbrydda; afmarkaegg; bitmjakasnarpleikur; skerpa; sárasta hungur
가장자리
apsiūtiapvadasapvedžiotikraštelisnerimastingas
apmalotasmensasumsmalastumt
hranaostrieprisunúť
rob
kantrand
ขอบ
ağızkenarkenarını çevirmek/geçirmekkeskinlikkıyı
rìa

edge

[edʒ]
A. N
1. (= border, rim) [of cliff, wood, chair, bed] → borde m; [of town] → afueras fpl; [of lake, river] → orilla f; [of cube, brick] → arista f; [of paper] → borde m, margen m; [of coin] → canto m
the fabric was fraying at the edgesla tela se estaba deshilachando por los bordes
she was standing at the water's edgeestaba de pie en la orilla del agua
the trees at the edge of the roadlos árboles que bordean la carretera
he sat down on the edge of the bedse sentó al borde la cama
a house on the edge of townuna casa a las afueras de la ciudad
someone pushed him over the edge of the cliffalguien lo empujó por el borde del precipicio
to live close to the edgevivir al límite
to be on edgetener los nervios de punta
my nerves are on edge todayhoy tengo los nervios de punta, hoy estoy de los nervios
to set sb's teeth on edge [sound, voice] → dar dentera a algn; [person] → poner los pelos de punta a algn
to drive/push sb over the edgellevar a algn al límite
to be on the edge of one's seatestar en suspense or vilo or ascuas
2. (= brink) → borde m
he was on the edge of a breakthroughestaba al borde de un gran adelanto
3. (= sharp side) [of blade] → filo m
to put an edge on sthafilar algo
army life will smooth the rough edges off himla vida militar le calmará
see also cutting B
see also leading B
4. (= sharpness) there was an edge to her voicehabía un tono de crispación en su voz
his performance lacked edgea su interpretación le faltaba mordacidad
the wind had a sharp edgehacía un viento cortante
to take the edge off sth talking to her took the edge off my griefhablar con ella mitigó mi dolor
that took the edge off my appetitecon eso maté el hambre or engañé el estómago
5. (= advantage) → ventaja f
their technology gave them the competitive edgesu tecnología les dio una posición de ventaja con respecto a la competencia
to have the or an edge on or over sbllevar la delantera a algn, llevar ventaja a algn
B. VT
1. (= provide border for) [+ garment] → ribetear; [+ path] → bordear
a top edged with laceun top ribeteado con encaje
a mahogany tray edged with brassuna bandeja de caoba con el borde de bronce
narrow green leaves edged with redhojas verdes delgadas con los bordes rojos
2. (= move carefully)
he edged the car into the trafficsacó el coche con cuidado y se unió al resto del tráfico
she edged her way through the crowdse abrió paso poco a poco entre la multitud
the song edged its way up the chartsla canción fue poco a poco subiendo puestos en las listas de éxitos
3. (= sharpen) her voice was edged with panichabía un tono de pánico en su voz
C. VI (= move slowly)
she edged away from himpoco a poco se alejó de él
he edged closer to the telephonese acercó lentamente al teléfono
to edge forwardavanzar poco a poco
Labour have edged into the leadel partido laborista ha conseguido tomar la delantera por muy poco
to edge pastpasar con dificultad
edge out
A. VT + ADV (= defeat) [+ rival, opposing team] → derrotar por muy poco
Germany and France have edged out the British teamAlemania y Francia han derrotado a Gran Bretaña por muy poco
they were edged out of the number one slotles arrebataron el primer puesto por muy poco
B. VI + ADV the car edged out into the trafficel coche salió con cuidado y se unió al resto del tráfico
edge up VI + ADV
1. [shares, currency, price] → subir poco a poco
2. to edge up to sbacercarse con cautela a algn

edge

[ˈɛdʒ]
n
[object] → bord m; [water] → bord m; [town] → abords mpl
to be on the edge of one's seat, to be on the edge of one's chair (= enthralled) → être captivé(e)
to have rough edges [person] → avoir des petits défauts; [performance] → ne pas être tout à fait au point
to take the edge off sth (= make less intense) → atténuer qch
[blade, knife, sword] → tranchant m, fil m
(= advantage) to have the edge → avoir l'avantage
to have the edge on → l'emporter (de justesse) sur, être légèrement meilleur que
to give sb the edge over sb → donner à qn l'avantage sur qn
to be on edge (= tense) [person] → être énervé(e); [nerves] → être à vif
vtborder
vi (= move gradually) to edge closer to sth → se rapprocher doucement de qch
edge away
vis'éloigner furtivement
to edge away from → s'éloigner furtivement de
edge forward
viavancer petit à petit
edge out
vt sep (= narrowly defeat) → battre de peu
to edge sb out of the winning position → l'emporter de peu sur qn
edge past
vise faufiler
vt fuspasser (en se faufilant) à côté de

edge

n
(of knife, razor)Schneide f; to take the edge off something (fig, sensation) → etw der Wirkung (gen)berauben; painetw lindern; that took the edge off my appetitedas nahm mir erst einmal den Hunger; the noise sets my teeth on edgedas Geräusch geht mir durch und durch; his arrogance sets my teeth on edgeseine Arroganz bringt mich auf die Palme (inf); to be on edgenervös sein; my nerves are on edgeich bin schrecklich nervös; there was an edge to his voiceseine Stimme klang ärgerlich; to have the edge on somebody/somethingjdm/etw überlegen sein; but the professional had the edgeaber der Profi war eben besser; it gives her/it that extra edgedarin besteht eben der kleine Unterschied; to lose one’s edgeseine Überlegenheit verlieren
(= outer limit)Rand m; (of brick, cube)Kante f; (of lake, river)Ufer nt, → Rand m; (of sea)Ufer nt; (of estates etc)Grenze f; a book with gilt edgesein Buch mit Goldschnitt; the trees at the edge of the roaddie Bäume am Straßenrand; the film had us on the edge of our seatsder Film war unheimlich spannend; to be on the edge of disasteram Rande des Untergangs stehen; to live life on the edgegefährlich leben; rough edges (fig)kleine Mängel pl
vt
(= put a border on)besetzen, einfassen; to edge a coat with fureinen Mantel mit Pelz verbrämen; edged in blackmit einem schwarzen Rand
(= sharpen) tool, bladeschärfen, schleifen, scharf machen
to edge one’s way toward(s) something (slowly) → sich allmählich auf etw (acc)zubewegen; (carefully) → sich vorsichtig auf etw (acc)zubewegen; she edged her way through the crowdsie schlängelte sich durch die Menge; the prisoner edged his way along the wallder Gefangene schob sich langsam an der Wand entlang
visich schieben; to edge toward(s) the doorsich zur Tür stehlen; to edge awaysich davonstehlen; to edge away from somebody/somethingsich allmählich immer weiter von jdm/etw entfernen; to edge up to somebodysich an jdn heranmachen; he edged past meer drückte or schob sich an mir vorbei

edge

[ɛdʒ]
1. n (of table, plate, cup) → orlo, bordo; (of cube, brick) → spigolo; (of page) → margine m; (of lake) → sponda; (of road) → ciglio; (of forest) → limitare m; (of knife, razor) → taglio, filo; (of ski) → lamina
the water's edge → il bagnasciuga
on the edge of the town → ai margini della città
the trees at the edge of the road → gli alberi lungo il ciglio della strada
a book with gilt edges → un libro con i bordi dorati
to be on edge (fig) → essere nervoso/a, avere i nervi a fior di pelle
it sets my teeth on edge (voice, accent) → mi dà sui nervi
to be on the edge of disaster → essere sull'orlo del disastro
that took the edge off my appetite → mi ha calmato i morsi della fame
to have the edge on sb/sth → essere in vantaggio su qn/qc
2. vt
a. to edge (with) (garment, garden) → bordare (di)
b. (move carefully) → spostare piano piano
3. vi
a. to edge pastpassar rasente
to edge forward → avanzare a poco a poco
to edge away from sb/sth → allontanarsi piano piano da qn/qc
b. (Skiing) → spigolare

edge

(edʒ) noun
1. the part farthest from the middle of something; a border. Don't put that cup so near the edge of the table – it will fall off; the edge of the lake; the water's edge.
2. the cutting side of something sharp, eg a knife or weapon. the edge of the sword.
3. keenness; sharpness. The chocolate took the edge off his hunger.
verb
1. to form a border to. a handkerchief edged with lace.
2. to move or push little by little. He edged his chair nearer to her; She edged her way through the crowd.
ˈedging noun
a border or fringe round a garment. gold edging.
ˈedgy adjective
irritable. That actress is always edgy before a performance.
ˈedgily adverb
ˈedginess noun
have the edge on/over
to have an advantage over. he had the edge over his opponent.
on edge
uneasy; nervous. She was on edge when waiting for her exam results.

edge

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edge

n. borde, orilla, canto; [of cutting instruments] filo;
on ___irritable, impaciente, nervioso-a.

edge

n borde m, margen m; cutting — (of a blade) borde cortante; cutting — technology tecnología (de) punta; to be on — (fam) estar nervioso, estar irritable; to take the — off (fam) calmar un poco (dolor, ansiedad, etc.)
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Jo glanced into them, and when she came to her own, leaned her chin on the edge, and stared absently at the chaotic collection, till a bundle of old exercise books caught her eye.
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
Yes, he surely has the inside edge on me, and if he gets her to throw me over Well, I won't give up without a fight
I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man's jurisdiction.
She soon came back and sat on the edge of the bed, leaning her head down on the pillow.
Avoiding the horns of the infuriated animal, Uncas darted to his side, and passed his knife across the throat, when bounding to the edge of the river it fell, dyeing the waters with its blood.
Peter's, the Great Pyramid, the Strasburg Cathedral and the Capitol in Washington were clustered against that wall, a man sitting on its upper edge could not hang his hat on the top of any one of them without reaching down three or four hundred feet--a thing which, of course, no man could do.
And that same evening, sure enough, they saw Chee-Chee's cousin and a lot of other monkeys, who had not yet got sick, sitting in the trees by the edge of a swamp, looking and waiting for them.
Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond.
But now, drawing back to the edge of the table, gradually lower your eye (thus bringing yourself more and more into the condition of the inhabitants of Flatland), and you will find the penny becoming more and more oval to your view, and at last when you have placed your eye exactly on the edge of the table (so that you are, as it were, actually a Flatlander) the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all, and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line.
Clambering quickly aloft I grasped the edge of the eaves and drew myself to the surface of the roof above.
He remained standing at the edge of the pit that the Thing had made for itself, staring at its strange appearance, astonished chiefly at its unusual shape and colour, and dimly perceiving even then some evidence of design in its arrival.