Meaning of VERGE in English


1. n.1 an edge or border.

2 an extreme limit beyond which something happens (on the verge of tears).

3 Brit. a grass edging of a road, flower-bed, etc.

4 Archit. an edge of tiles projecting over a gable.

5 a wand or rod carried before a bishop, dean, etc., as an emblem of office.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. L virga rod 2. v.intr.

1. incline downwards or in a specified direction (the now verging sun; verge to a close).

2 (foll. by on) border on; approach closely (verging on the ridiculous).

Etymology: L vergere bend, incline

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.