Meaning of EDGE in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English egge, from Old English ecg; akin to Latin acer sharp, Greek akmē point Date: before 12th century 1. the cutting side of a blade , the sharpness of a blade , c. force , effectiveness , vigor or energy especially of body , d. incisive or penetrating quality , a noticeably harsh or sharp quality , a secondary but distinct quality , keenness or intensity of desire or enjoyment , 2. the line where an object or area begins or ends ; border , the narrow part adjacent to a border , c. a point near the beginning or the end, the threshold of danger or ruin , a favorable margin ; advantage , a line or line segment that is the intersection of two plane faces (as of a pyramid) or of two planes, ~less adjective II. verb (~d; edging) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to give an ~ to, to be on an ~ of , to move or force gradually , to incline (a ski) sideways so that one ~ cuts into the snow, to defeat by a small margin, intransitive verb to advance by short moves

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