Origin of wedged
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 wedgedswollen, clogged, blocked, wedged, tight, durable, sure, stable, true, load, lade, throng, crowd, bind, stuff, pile, cram, squeeze, smash, crash
Examples from the Web for wedged
Contemporary Examples of wedged
Some songs get wedged in our memories entirely because of one line.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
Wedged between two marble buildings at the lavishly designed Lincoln Center, sits a single white tent.How the Circus Got a Social Conscience
November 7, 2014
This mini command center is wedged into a conference room about 200 feet from the debate hall.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job
October 2, 2014
When he could go no further without crampons, Sher wedged himself inside a crack between two boulders and waited for the sun.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
She was wedged between a 12-year member of the Coast Guard and his partner, and a straight man with his 10-year-old daughter, Amy.A Gay Warrior’s Win for Partner at National Cemetery
April 12, 2013
Historical Examples of wedged
The rails are fixed into holes, bored and wedged in the posts.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Dan touched the foot, and found that it was, indeed, wedged fast.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
The inner end of the pole she wedged in a crevice of the split rock.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Jud and I, wedged in, were tossed about by the surging of the cattle, as the jam broke.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
I looked for Henry and found him wedged in a forest of legs.
Word Origin for wedge
mid-15c., from wedge (n.). Related: Wedged; wedging.
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.
see thin edge of the wedge.