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Definition 1: something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them - [noun denoting artifact]

(wedge is a kind of ...) a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

(... is a kind of wedge ) the cutting head of an ax

(... is a kind of wedge ) a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil

(... is a kind of wedge ) wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow

(... is a kind of wedge ) a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil

(... is a kind of wedge ) expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

(... is a kind of wedge ) a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices

Definition 2: a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

(... is a kind of wedge ) a chock or bar wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline

Definition 3: a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

(... is part of wedge) a shoe with a wedge heel

Definition 4: (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole - [noun denoting artifact]

(wedge is a kind of ...) a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

(... is a kind of wedge ) a wedge used to loft the golf ball over obstacles

(... is a kind of wedge ) a wedge used to get out of sand traps

(wedge belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 5: a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation

Definition 6: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

Definition 7: any shape that is triangular in cross section - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) a three-sided polygon

Definition 8: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space - [verb of contact]

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

  • I squeezed myself into the corner

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of wedge ) press or wedge together; pack together

(... is a kind of wedge ) make more compact by or as if by pressing

"compress the data"

Definition 9: put, fix, force, or implant - [verb of contact]

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

  • lodge a bullet in the table
  • stick your thumb in the crack

Synonyms for wedge in the sense of this definition

(wedge is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of wedge ) deposit anew

"The water had redeposited minerals on the rocks"

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