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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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Adj.1.edgeless - lacking a cutting edge
dull - not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
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A blunderbuss and two swords hung above the chimney-piece, for the terror of evil- doers, but the blunderbuss was rusty and shattered, and the swords were broken and edgeless. Elsewhere, their open display in such a condition would have realised a smile; but, there, it seemed as though even violent and offensive weapons partook of the reigning influence, and became emblems of mercy and forbearance.
Para ello se estudiaran: las bases conceptuales que sustentan la coalicion entre el modelo suburbano y la ideologia del crecimiento en el Sunbelt; las propuestas que pretendieron corregir dicho modelo en las decadas mencionadas smart growth" y "edge city')-, las razones que explican el declive de ambas, incidiendo en los argumentos esgrimidos por los defensores de la ideologia del crecimiento; y el desemboque en la situacion actual, la denominada "edgeless city".
Between the built-form which is essentially a series of stacked volumes and the lush green hillside, the edgeless pool serves both as a comma and a hyphen punctuating the serenity of the home and the wild, wild world at its doorstep.
The vague profile image reveals a model that features a slightly more edgeless front end and generally lower appearance.
The front of the enclosure is made to measure, offering almost edgeless flush mounting of a front plate (which is permanently connected to the housing).
This includes an almost edgeless display with a distinctive a 'punch hole' front-facing camera, as well as a triple-lens rear camera.
It stars an affable but edgeless John David Washington as a real-life black Colorado Springs cop who infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan, with the help of a Jewish cop played by Adam Driver.
The all-new C6 UHD TV features AI technology, 4K HDR Pro, WCG and a Harman Kardon sound bar, delivering a powerful in-home entertainment experience in an ultra slim, edgeless display.
The overall network structure will become "edgeless" and should appear to the subscriber to have "infinite capacity." Networks will embrace different slices for different services.
INSIDE the bar it was a breathless submerging into edgeless blacks, thick dark purples, and the diamond sparkles of chrome and glass.
I was edgeless, soft, chubby, and all the other euphemisms one heard for overweight kids.