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Definition 1: a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he rounded the edges of the box

(edge is a kind of ...) an extended outer surface of an object

"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side" "they painted all four sides of the house"

(... is a kind of edge ) two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

(... is a kind of edge ) an edge that is as sharp as the cutting side of a razor

(... is a kind of edge ) corrugated edge of a coin

(... is a kind of edge ) forward edge of an airfoil

(... is a kind of edge ) the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

(... is a kind of edge ) a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

(... is a kind of edge ) a thin tapering edge

(... is a kind of edge ) rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper

(... is a kind of edge ) an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

(... is a kind of edge ) the top edge of a vessel or other container

(... is a kind of edge ) a sloping edge on a cutting tool

(... is a kind of edge ) the rear edge of an airfoil

Definition 2: the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the edge of the leaf is wavy
  • she sat on the edge of the bed
  • the water's edge

(edge is a kind of ...) the boundary of a specific area

(... is a kind of edge ) a strip forming the outer edge of something

"the rug had a wide blue border"

(... is a kind of edge ) the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down

"the hem of her dress was stained" "let down the hem" "he stitched weights into the curtain's hem" "it seeped along the hem of his jacket"

(... is a kind of edge ) (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

(... is a kind of edge ) a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

(... is a kind of edge ) the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray

(... is a kind of edge ) a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

"the car pulled off onto the shoulder"

(... is a kind of edge ) edge of a way or road or path

"flowers along the wayside"

Definition 3: a slight competitive advantage - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had an edge on the competition

(edge is a kind of ...) the quality of being at a competitive advantage

Definition 4: the attribute of urgency in tone of voice - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his voice had an edge to it

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) pressing importance requiring speedy action

"the urgency of his need"

Definition 5: the boundary of a surface - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is a kind of edge ) the edge of a steep place

(... is a kind of edge ) (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

Definition 6: a line determining the limits of an area - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

(... is a kind of edge ) the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

(... is a kind of edge ) the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

(... is a kind of edge ) the outside boundary or surface of something

(... is a kind of edge ) a region marking a boundary

(... is a kind of edge ) (mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set

(... is a kind of edge ) (mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set

(... is a kind of edge ) the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states

Definition 7: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary - [verb of contact]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Canada adjoins the U.S.
  • England marches with Scotland

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of edge ) be located near or adjacent to

"Pakistan neighbors India"

Definition 8: provide with an edge - [verb of contact]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • edge a blade

(edge is a kind of ...) make sharp or sharper

"sharpen the knives"

Definition 9: advance slowly, as if by inches - [verb of motion]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He edged towards the car

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

Definition 10: provide with a border or edge - [verb of possession]

Samples where edge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • edge the tablecloth with embroidery

Synonyms for edge in the sense of this definition

(edge is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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