Nearby words

  1. edessa,
  2. edetate calcium disodium,
  3. edetic acid,
  4. edgar,
  5. edgar atheling,
  6. edge cities,
  7. edge city,
  8. edge effect,
  9. edge in,
  10. edge molding

Idioms

Origin of edge

before 1000; Middle English egge, Old English ecg; cognate with German Ecke corner; akin to Latin aciēs, Greek akís point

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.

Synonym study

1. Edge, border, margin refer to a boundary. An edge is the boundary line of a surface or plane: the edge of a table. Border is the boundary of a surface or the strip adjacent to it, inside or out: a border of lace. Margin is a limited strip, generally unoccupied, at the extremity of an area: the margin of a page.

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British Dictionary definitions for edge

edge

/ (ɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsedgeless, adjectiveedger, noun

Word Origin for edge

Old English ecg; related to Old Norse egg, Old High German ecka edge, Latin aciēs sharpness, Greek akis point

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Word Origin and History for edge
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Idioms and Phrases with edge

edge

In addition to the idioms beginning with edge

  • edge in
  • edge out

also see:

  • 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
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