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