vi to sail close to the wind.
2. edge ·vt to shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
3. edge ·vi to move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
4. edge ·vt sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
5. edge ·vt to furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
6. edge ·vt to furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
7. edge ·vt any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
8. edge ·vt the border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
9. edge ·vt to move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
10. edge ·vt to make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
11. edge ·vt the thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, ·etc.