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 edgeless
Mistress of her scissors and needles, which are pointless and edgeless to her art!The Hunchback|James Sheridan Knowles
The baronet took down a pair of light, edgeless blades with blunted points.Brothers of Peril|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
You may choose which liberty you will, and restraint of voiceful rock, or the dumb and edgeless shore of darkened sand.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ruskin
His rich voice filled the air with the edgeless, honeyed beauty of the ancient tongue.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
There had been so many twists to the morning that his abiding distrust of every one became, for the time being, edgeless.The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for edgeless
- 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 edgeless
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