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Noun: edge  ej
  1. The boundary of a surface
    - border
  2. A line determining the limits of an area
    - boundary, bound
  3. A sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
    "he rounded the edges of the box"
  4. The attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    "his voice had an edge to it";
    - sharpness
  5. A slight competitive advantage
    "he had an edge on the competition"
  6. The outside limit of an object, area or surface; a place farthest away from the centre of something
    "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
  7. The thin cutting side of a blade
Verb: edge  ej
  1. Advance slowly, as if by inches
    "He edged towards the car";
    - inch
  2. Provide with a border or edge
    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery";
    - border
  3. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    "Canada edges the U.S.";
    - border, adjoin, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on
  4. Provide with an edge
    "edge a blade"

Derived forms: edging, edges, edged

See also: edge up

Type of: adjoin, advance, bound, boundary, bounds, contact, demarcation, demarcation line, favorable position [US], favourable position [Brit, Cdn], furnish, go on, limit, line, march on, meet, move on, offer, pass on, progress, provide, render, sharpen, side, superiority, supply, touch, urgency

Encyclopedia: Edge, Shropshire