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edge

edge

 
 
pronunciation:
ej
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
on edge, edge out
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line where two surfaces converge.
A cube has twelve edges.
similar words:
boundary, line, perimeter
definition 2: border.
There is fringe around the edge of her shawl.They saw a deer at the edge of the forest.
synonyms:
border, margin, perimeter, rim
similar words:
bound, boundary, fringe, hem, limit, line, lip, periphery, verge
definition 3: the surface of the thin sides of a flat or shallow object.
The edge of the plate is chipped.
synonyms:
brim, lip, rim
definition 4: an ending point; verge.
He nearly fell over the edge of the cliff.The pencil rolled close to the edge of the table.We were on the edge of disaster when help finally arrived.
synonyms:
brink, verge
similar words:
bank, border, bound, boundary, brow, ledge, point, precipice, threshold
definition 5: the cutting side of a knife blade or other such instrument.
We keep the edges of the scissors sharp.
synonyms:
cutting edge
similar words:
blade
definition 6: an advantage.
He has an edge on me in this game.
synonyms:
advantage, upper hand, vantage, whip hand
antonyms:
disadvantage
similar words:
catbird seat, handicap, head start, lead, odds, start
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phrase: on edge
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: edged, edges, edging
definition 1: to provide a trim or border for.
She edged the sleeves with lace.
synonyms:
border, fringe, rim
similar words:
braid, margin, outline, purfle, purl, trim
definition 2: to advance or cause to advance by small degrees.
He edged his way through the crowd.
synonyms:
inch
similar words:
ease, sneak, steal, work
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to advance by small degrees or with hesitancy.
As the crowd edged forward, the police officers formed a cordon.
synonyms:
crawl, creep, inch
similar words:
ease, prowl, sidle, slink, sneak, steal, worm
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