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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.
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
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.
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.
To move gradually or hesitantly: The child edged toward the door.
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.
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1. having an edge or edges (often used in combination): sharp-edged.
2. sarcastic; cutting: an edged reply.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.edged - having a specified kind of border or edge; "a black-edged card"; "rough-edged leaves"; "dried sweat left salt-edged patches"
bordered - having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term; "black-bordered handkerchief"
2.edged - (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
unkind - lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"
3.edged - having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; "an edged knife"; "a two-edged sword"
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
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[ˈɛdʒd] adj (= bordered) edged with → bordé(e) de
a lace-edged handkerchief → un mouchoir bordé de dentelle
edged in black → bordé(e) de noir
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References in classic literature ?
Closer and closer he edged about, following the movements of the twisting, scuffling combatants.
Although attacks of this magnitude are relatively rare, law enforcement officers frequently encounter individuals with edged weapons.
To install vertical brick edging, excavate the trench along the entire perimeter of the edged area the same depth as the long dimension the bricks.