NounEdge (plural Edges)
- The boundary line of a surface.
- (geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
- An advantage (as have the edge on)
- 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.
- He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Rev. ii. 12.
- Slander, \ Whose edge is sharper than the sword. William Shakespeare
- Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
- Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
- The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter." John Milton.
- (cricket) The edge of a cricket bat.
- (graph theory) Any of the connected pairs of vertices in a graph.
- In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span> Technical manuever of rock climbers in which the exterior interface of the upper and the sole is placed as far as possible onto rock ledges and the ankle is held rigidly, as opposed to "smearing".
- (advantage): advantage, gain
- (sharp terminating border): brink, lip, margin, rim, boundary
- (in graph theory): line
- (transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
- He edged the book across the table.
- (intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
- He edged away from her.
- 2011 Phil McNulty Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City
- Carroll has been edging slowly towards full fitness after his expensive arrival from Newcastle United and his partnership with £23m Luis Suarez showed rich promise as Liverpool controlled affairs from start to finish.
- (cricket) (transitive) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
- (transitive) To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
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Middle English egge, from Old English ecg, from Proto-Germanic *agjō (compare Dutch egge, German Ecke, Swedish egg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (“sharp”) (compare Welsh hogi (“to sharpen, hone”), Latin aciēs (“sharp”), acus (“needle”), Latvian ašs, ass (“sharp”), Ancient Greek ἀκίς (akis, “needle”), ἀκμή (akmē, “point”), and Persian آس (ās, “grinding stone”)).
- 1925, Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
- In Mlle. Carlotta’s correspondence there appeared another letter, edged in black!