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1. verge

noun. ['ˈvɝːdʒ'] a region marking a boundary.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • brink
  • boundary
  • threshold

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • maximum
  • beginning

Etymology

  • verge (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vergo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Verge

  • submerge
  • reemerge
  • splurge
  • spurge
  • scourge
  • emerge
  • virge
  • surge
  • serge
  • purge
  • merge
  • dirge
  • burdge
  • birge
  • berge
  • urge

How do you pronounce verge?

Pronounce verge as vərʤ.

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Example sentences of the word verge


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the alternator makes a loud hum or whining sound, it may be on the verge of failure.

Quotes containing the word verge


1. What are you grinning at?"Katsa demanded for the third or fourth time. "Is the ceiling about to cave in on my head or something? You look like we're both on the verge of an enormous joke.""Katsa, only you would consider the collapse of the ceiling a good joke.
- Kristin Cashore, Graceling

2. I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

3. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.
- Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales & Poems

2. verge

noun. ['ˈvɝːdʒ'] the limit beyond which something happens or changes.

Synonyms

  • limit
  • brink
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated
  • unconstipated

Etymology

  • verge (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vergo (Latin)

3. verge

noun. ['ˈvɝːdʒ'] a ceremonial or emblematic staff.

Synonyms

  • sceptre
  • staff
  • wand
  • bauble

Antonyms

  • recede
  • dull
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • verge (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vergo (Latin)

4. verge

noun. ['ˈvɝːdʒ'] a grass border along a road.

Antonyms

  • unbound

Etymology

  • verge (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vergo (Latin)

5. verge

verb. ['ˈvɝːdʒ'] border on; come close to.

Synonyms

  • border

Etymology

  • verge (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • vergo (Latin)
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