edging

[ ej-ing ]
/ ˈɛdʒ ɪŋ /

noun

something that forms or is placed along an edge or border.
Skiing. the tilting of a ski to the side so that one edge cuts into the snow.

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Origin of edging

First recorded in 1550–60; edge + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM edging

edg·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for edging (2 of 2)

Origin of edge

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

synonym study for edge

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM edge

edge·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.
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British Dictionary definitions for edging (1 of 2)

edging
/ (ˈɛdʒɪŋ) /

noun

anything placed along an edge to finish it, esp as an ornament, fringe, or border on clothing or along a path in a garden
the act of making an edge

adjective

relating to or used for making an edgeedging shears

British Dictionary definitions for edging (2 of 2)

edge
/ (ɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of edge

edgeless, 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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Idioms and Phrases with edging

edge

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