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edge

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53 in 47 verses (in OT : 47 in 41 verses) (in NT : 6 in 6 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

edgen. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG. ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. 'akh` point, Skr. a edge. Egg, v. t., Eager, Ear spike of corn, Acute.].
  •  The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe.  [1913 Webster]
    "He which hath the sharp sword with two edges."  [1913 Webster]
    "Slander,
    Whose edge is sharper than the sword.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.  [1913 Webster]
    "Upon the edge of yonder coppice."  [1913 Webster]
    "In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
    Of battle.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Pursue even to the very edge of destruction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.  [1913 Webster]
    "The full edge of our indignation."  [1913 Webster]
    "Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our fears and by our vices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
Edge joint (Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a corner. -- Edge mill, a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll around on their edges, on a level circular bed; -- used for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also Chilian mill. -- Edge molding (Arch.), a molding whose section is made up of two curves meeting in an angle. -- Edge plane. (a) (Carp.) A plane for edging boards. (b) (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles. -- Edge play, a kind of swordplay in which backswords or cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point, is employed. -- Edge rail. (Railroad) (a) A rail set on edge; -- applied to a rail of more depth than width. (b) A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch. Knight. -- Edge railway, a railway having the rails set on edge. -- Edge stone, a curbstone. -- Edge tool. (a) Any tool or instrument having a sharp edge intended for cutting. (b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging tool. -- To be on edge, (a) to be eager, impatient, or anxious. (b) to be irritable or nervous. -- on edge, (a) See to be on edge. (b) See to set the teeth on edge. -- To set the teeth on edge, (a) to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them. [archaic] Bacon. (b) to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to annoy or repel; -- often used of sounds; as, the screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth on edge.
edgev. t. 
  •  To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.  [1913 Webster]
    "To edge her champion's sword."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hills whose tops were edged with groves."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.  [1913 Webster]
    "By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the malicious edged."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
edgev. i. 
  •  To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sail close to the wind.  [1913 Webster]
    "I must edge up on a point of wind."  [1913 Webster]
To edge away or To edge off (Naut.), to increase the distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other object. -- To edge down (Naut.), to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward. -- To edge in, to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees. -- To edge in with, as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to advance gradually, but not directly, toward it.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

edge, n. & v.
--n.
1 a boundary line or margin of an area or surface.
2 a narrow surface of a thin object.
3 the meeting-line of two surfaces of a solid.
4 a the sharpened side of the blade of a cutting instrument or weapon. b the sharpness of this (the knife has lost its edge).
5 the area close to a steep drop (along the edge of the cliff).
6 anything compared to an edge, esp. the crest of a ridge.
7 a (as a personal attribute) incisiveness, excitement. b keenness, excitement (esp. as an element in an otherwise routine situation).
--v.
1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by in, into, out, etc.) move gradually or furtively towards an objective (edged it into the corner; they all edged towards the door).
2 tr. a provide with an edge or border. b form a border to. c trim the edge of.
3 tr. sharpen (a knife, tool, etc.).
4 tr. Cricket strike (the ball) with the edge of the bat.

Idiom
have the edge on (or over) have a slight advantage over. on edge
1 tense and restless or irritable.
2 eager, excited. on the edge of almost involved in or affected by. set a person's teeth on edge (of a taste or sound) cause an unpleasant nervous sensation. take the edge off dull, weaken; make less effective or intense.
Derivative
edgeless adj. edger n.
Etymology
OE ecg f. Gmc

THESAURUS

edge

A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony, acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin, advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee, apprehensive, asperity, astringency, axis, bank, barb, beeline, befringe, beginning, bind, bite, bitingness, bitterness, blast-off, board, border, bordure, bound, boundary, bourn, brim, brink, brow, bulge, cap, causticity, chord, climax, cloud nine, coast, coign of vantage, commencement, crabbed, crawl, creation, creep, crest, crown, culmen, culmination, cuspidate, cut, cutting edge, cuttingness, dawn, deadwood, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, draw, drop, edge tool, edgy, effectiveness, end, enframe, establishment, extreme limit, extremity, featheredge, fidgety, fierceness, file, flange, flank, flying start, force, foundation, frame, fresh start, fringe, go crabwise, go sideways, great-circle course, grind, grip, handicap, harshness, head start, heaven, heavens, height, hem, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hone, ill at ease, inch, incisiveness, inside track, institution, irascible, irritable, jump, jump-off, keenness, kick-off, knife-edge, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lateral, lateralize, lead, leading edge, ledge, limb, limbus, limit, line, lip, list, make leeway, march, marge, margin, marginate, maximum, meridian, mordacity, mordancy, mountaintop, move, mucronation, ne plus ultra, nervous, new departure, no place higher, noon, normal, odds, oilstone, on edge, on tenterhooks, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outline, outset, peak, peevish, penetration, perimeter, periphery, perpendicular, pinnacle, piquancy, pitch, poignancy, point, pointedness, pole, prickliness, prickly, pungency, purfle, purl, radius, radius vector, ragged edge, razor-edge, reset, restive, restless, ridge, right line, rigor, rim, roughness, running start, secant, segment, selvage, send-off, sensitive, set, set off, setting in motion, setting-up, seventh heaven, severity, sharp, sharpen, sharpness, shore, shortcut, shrillness, side, sideline, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew, skid, skirt, sky, something extra, something in reserve, sourness, spiculate, spinosity, spire, spur, square one, start, start-off, starting point, steal, sting, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, strap, streamline, stridency, stringency, strop, summit, superiority, surround, take-off, tangent, taper, tartness, teeth, tense, thinness, thorniness, threshold, tip, tip-top, top, touchy, transversal, trenchancy, trim, upmost, upper extremity, upper hand, uppermost, uptight, urgency, utmost, vantage, vantage ground, vantage point, vector, veer, vehemence, verge, vertex, very top, violence, virulence, weapon, whet, whip hand, worm, zenith

ROGET THESAURUS

edge

Physical Energy

N energy, physical energy, force, power, keenness, intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity, go, high pressure, fire, rush, acrimony, acritude, causiticity, virulence, poignancy, harshness, severity, edge, point, pungency, cantharides, seasoning, activity, agitation, effervescence, ferment, fermentation, ebullition, splutter, perturbation, stir, bustle, voluntary energy, quicksilver, resolution, exertion, excitation, strong, energetic, forcible, active, intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, brisk, rousing, irritation, poignant, virulent, caustic, corrosive, mordant, harsh, stringent, double-edged, double-shotted, double- distilled, drastic, escharotic, racy, potent, radioactive, strongly, fortiter in re, with telling effect, the steam is up, vires acquirit eundo, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won.

Height

N height, altitude, elevation, eminence, pitch, loftiness, sublimity, tallness, stature, procerity, prominence, colossus, giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard, mount, mountain, hill alto, butte, monticle, fell, knap, cape, headland, foreland, promontory, ridge, hog's back, dune, rising ground, vantage ground, down, moor, moorland, Alp, uplands, highlands, heights, knob, loma, pena, picacho, tump, knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole, steeps, bluff, cliff, craig, tor, peak, pike, clough, escarpment, edge, ledge, brae, dizzy height, tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola, skyscraper, pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff, top mast, topgallant mast, ceiling, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, altimetry, batophobia, satellite, spy-in-the-sky, high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall, gigantic, Patagonian, towering, beetling, soaring, hanging (gardens), elevated, upper, highest, high reaching, insessorial, perching, upland, moorland, hilly, knobby, mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven kissing, cloudtopt, cloudcapt, cloudtouching, aerial, overhanging, incumbent, overlying, superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed, prominent, tall as a maypole, tall as a poplar, tall as a steeple, lanky, on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead, airwind, upstairs, abovestairs, in the clouds, on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of, over head and ears, breast high, over, upwards, from top to bottom, e meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto.

Edge

N edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, margin, border, confine, skirt, rim, flange, side, mouth, jaws, chops, chaps, fauces, lip, muzzle, threshold, door, porch, portal, coast, shore, frame, fringe, flounce, frill, list, trimming, edging, skirting, hem, selvedge, welt, furbelow, valance, gimp, border, marginal, skirting, labial, labiated, marginated.


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