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Definition of edge:

  1. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  2. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  3. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
  4. 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.
  5. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
  6. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  7. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  8. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
  9. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
  10. To sail close to the wind.
  11. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.


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