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1. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] the boundary of a surface.

Synonyms

  • limb
  • brink
  • bounds
  • border
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Edge

  • allege
  • sege
  • rehg

How do you pronounce edge?

Pronounce edge as ɛʤ.

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Example sentences of the word edge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Rub the new engine oil around the edge and rubber seal on the new oil filter.

Quotes containing the word edge


1. ... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

2. We know there is gravity because apples fall from trees. We can observe gravity in daily life. If we could throw an apple to the edge of the universe, we would observe it accelerating.
- Adam Riess

3. The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows.
- Donald G. Mitchell

2. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object.

Synonyms

  • side
  • knife edge
  • trailing edge
  • bevel
  • cant
  • groin
  • cutting edge
  • brim
  • milling
  • razor edge
  • curbing
  • deckle edge
  • deckle
  • lip
  • rim
  • chamfer
  • kerb
  • featheredge
  • bezel
  • leading edge

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • descent
  • ascent
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a line determining the limits of an area.

Synonyms

  • bound
  • rim
  • lower bound
  • upper bound
  • verge
  • line
  • brink
  • perimeter
  • margin
  • border
  • boundary
  • fringe
  • thalweg
  • periphery
  • threshold

Antonyms

  • unconstipated
  • unsworn
  • inactivity
  • natural object

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. edge

verb. ['ˈɛdʒ'] advance slowly, as if by inches.

Synonyms

  • move on
  • go on
  • pass on
  • inch
  • march on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • lower
  • increase

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a slight competitive advantage.

Synonyms

  • favourable position
  • superiority

Antonyms

  • larboard
  • obverse
  • top

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] the attribute of urgency in tone of voice.

Synonyms

  • sharpness

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • empty

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something.

Synonyms

  • shoulder
  • selvedge
  • limit
  • berm
  • luff
  • molding
  • border
  • demarcation
  • hem
  • roadside
  • demarcation line
  • moulding
  • selvage

Antonyms

  • front
  • rear
  • windward
  • reverse

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. edge

verb. ['ˈɛdʒ'] provide with an edge.

Antonyms

  • curve

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. edge

verb. ['ˈɛdʒ'] lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.

Synonyms

  • march
  • adjoin
  • contact
  • touch
  • butt
  • abut
  • neighbor
  • butt against
  • border
  • meet
  • butt on

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • dissuasion

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. edge

verb. ['ˈɛdʒ'] provide with a border or edge.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish
  • border

Antonyms

  • maximum
  • beginning
  • ride
  • retreat

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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