verb (used with object), wedged, wedg·ing.
verb (used without object), wedged, wedg·ing.
Origin of wedge
Synonyms for wedge
Regional variation note
Related Words for wedgechunk, cusp, taper, spire, quoin, cleat, lump, keystone, prong, block, shim, cotter, chock
Examples from the Web for wedge
Contemporary Examples of wedge
A decade ago, gays were a wedge issue used by Republicans to energize the base.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
In recent years there have been many issues driving a wedge between Riyadh and Washington.Saudi Arabia’s Comic Book Fatwa
March 28, 2014
Bevin, along with state and national Democrats, delight in trying to drive a wedge between McConnell and Paul.Can ‘the Traitor’ Jesse Benton Unite the GOP?
March 28, 2014
But he thought he might bulldog the case for a while and find a wedge for a lawsuit.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
Jenny Packham polka-dotted frock with a high-waisted elastic waistband and wedge heels.Kate Middleton Looked Goddam Fabulous Today
July 23, 2013
Historical Examples of wedge
Here they stood in the form of a wedge; there they turned the Normans, and put them to flight.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
He's a good enough fellow—but he'll drive a wedge into our life.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
There must be more giving of ourselves if that wedge is to be widened in the disc.Things as They Are
She found a wedge of wood at the other side and drew it out.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
The hair, of course, must be brought over the wedge in an even ribbon.The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use
Word Origin for wedge
Old English wecg "a wedge," from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (cf. Old Norse veggr, Middle Dutch wegge, Dutch wig, Old High German weggi "wedge," German Weck "wedge-shaped bread roll"), of unknown origin. Wedge issue is attested from 1999.
mid-15c., from wedge (n.). Related: Wedged; wedging.
see thin edge of the wedge.