Meaning of MARGIN in English

■ noun

1》 an edge or border.

↘the blank border on each side of the print on a page.

2》 the furthest reach or limit: the ~s of acceptability.

3》 an amount by which something is won: a convincing 17-point ~.

↘an amount included or allowed for so as to be sure of success or safety: there was no ~ for error.

↘ Finance a sum deposited with a broker to cover the risk of loss on a transaction on account.

↘ Austral./NZ an increment to a basic wage.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed )

1》 provide with a ~: its leaves are ~ed with yellow.

2》 deposit a ~ on (an account or transaction).


~ed adjective


ME: from L. margo , ~- 'edge'.

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