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Definition 1: a grass border along a road - [noun denoting artifact]

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

"the rug had a wide blue border"

(verge belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: the limit beyond which something happens or changes - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • on the verge of tears
  • on the brink of bankruptcy

Synonyms for verge in the sense of this definition

(verge is a kind of ...) the greatest possible degree of something

"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior" "to the limit of his ability"

Definition 3: a ceremonial or emblematic staff - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for verge in the sense of this definition

(verge is a kind of ...) a rod carried as a symbol

(... is a kind of verge ) a mock scepter carried by a court jester

Definition 4: a region marking a boundary - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for verge in the sense of this definition

(verge is a kind of ...) a line determining the limits of an area

Definition 5: border on; come close to - [verb of stative]

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

  • His behavior verges on the criminal

(verge is a kind of ...) form the boundary of; be contiguous to

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