verb (used with object), edged, edg·ing.
- to turn (a piece to be rolled) onto its edge.
- to roll (a piece set on edge).
- to give (a piece) a desired width by passing between vertical rolls.
- to rough (a piece being forged) so that the bulk is properly distributed for final forging.
verb (used without object), edged, edg·ing.
- (of a person or a person's nerves) acutely sensitive; nervous; tense.
- impatient; eager: The contestants were on edge to learn the results.
Origin of edge
Related formsedge·less, adjectiveout·edge, verb (used with object), out·edged, out·edg·ing.un·der·edge, nounun·edge, verb (used with object), un·edged, un·edg·ing.
Examples from the Web for edge
French officials were already on edge after a series of apparently unconnected attacks, including the stabbing of police officers.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The rage that Marvin has embodied, a man on the edge of eruption, is always a badly wounded man.
Marvin hops over the edge of his retaining wall, which he built.
Another man chimes in: “Today we are living at the edge of suffering.”
Qatar is just a little spit of land that looks like a polyp on edge of Saudi Arabia.
We set out in silence, and having descended a steep path, we stopped at the water's edge and crossed swords.Marie|Alexander Pushkin
I went over to where Daisy stood, by the edge of the flower-bed.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
The road rose high above the lake, and in one or two places ran along the edge of a precipitous cliff.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
He resides in one of the attractive homes at the edge of the city of Walla Walla, and takes a justifiable pride therein.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
In the morning, he saw the ibises motionless on one leg at the edge of the water, which reflected their pale pink necks.Thais|Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for edge
- a line along which two faces or surfaces of a solid meet
- a line joining two vertices of a graph
- a cliff, ridge, or hillside
- (capital) (in place names)Hade Edge
- nervously irritable; tense
- nervously excited or eager
Derived Formsedgeless, adjectiveedger, noun
Word Origin for edge
Idioms and Phrases with edge
In addition to the idioms beginning with edge
- edge in
- edge out
- cutting edge
- get a word in edgewise
- have the edge on
- on edge
- on the edge
- over the edge
- set one's teeth on edge
- take the edge off
- thin edge of the wedge