A wedge of pie.
- The definition of a wedge is a tool used to split something into pieces or the shape of anything that has two edges that meet at a point.
- An example of wedge is a metal tool used to split wood.
- An example of wedge is a slice of pie.
- Wedge is defined as to separate or split with a hard object in a shape with two sides meeting at a point or to fit into a narrow space.
- An example of wedge is to split a tree trunk with a wedged shaped hammer.
- An example of wedge is to shove a foot into a shoe that is too small.
- a piece of hard material, as wood or metal, tapering from a thick back to a thin edge that can be driven or forced into a narrow opening, as to split wood, lift a heavy weight, or fix something firmly in place
- anything shaped like a wedge or having a wedge-shaped part [a wedge of pie, a lime wedge]; specif.,
- a wedge-shaped stroke in cuneiform writing
- a wedge-shaped tactical formation, as of troops
- Golf an iron with a specially weighted head and the face angled to give the most loft, as for shots out of bunkers
- any action or procedure that serves to open the way for a gradual change, disruption, intrusion, etc.
Origin of wedgeMiddle English wegge from Old English wecg, akin to German dialect, dialectal weck from Indo-European an unverified form wogwhyo-, wedge, akin to an unverified form wogwhni-s, plowshare from source Classical Latin vomis, Old High German waganso
transitive verbwedged, wedg′ing
- to split or force apart with or as with a wedge
- to fix firmly in place by driving a wedge or wedges under, beside, etc.
- to force or pack (in)
- to force or crowd together in a narrow space
- A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
- a. Something shaped like a wedge: a wedge of pie.b. A wedge-shaped formation, as in ground warfare.
- a. Something that intrudes and causes division or disruption: His nomination drove a wedge into party unity.b. Something that forces an opening or a beginning: a wedge in the war on poverty.
- Meteorology See ridge.
- Sports An iron golf club with a very slanted face, used to lift the ball sharply upward, as from sand.
- A shoe having a heel that extends across the shank to the half sole, forming a continuous undersurface. Also called wedgie .
- Downstate New York See submarine sandwich.
- One of the various triangular marks that are the basic structural elements of cuneiform writing symbols.
- Sports In snow skiing, the snowplow.
transitive verbwedged, wedg·ing, wedg·es
- To split or force apart with or as if with a wedge: wedged the board away from the stud; neighbors who were wedged apart by a dispute.
- To fix in place or tighten with a wedge: wedged the window frame to be level.
- To crowd or squeeze into a limited space: wedged the books into the backpack.
Origin of wedgeMiddle English wegge from Old English wecg
top: wedge golf club
- One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (Wikipedia article).
- Stick a wedge under the door, will you? It keeps blowing shut.
- A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.
- Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?
- (geometry) A five-sided polyhedron with a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
- (figuratively) Something that creates a division, gap or distance between things.
- (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- (golf) A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
- A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
- (in the plural) Wedge-heeled shoes.
- (colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.
- I made a big fat wedge from that job.
- (typography, US) = hÃ¡Äek
- (phonetics) The IPA character <ÊŒ>, which denotes an open-mid back unrounded vowel.
(third-person singular simple present wedges, present participle wedging, simple past and past participle wedged)
Middle English wegge (“wedge"), Old English wecg (“wedge")
From Wedgewood, surname of the person who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
wedge - Investment & Finance Definition
A technical formation on a price chart that resembles a triangle in its shape and the amount of time it takes to form. A wedge is created when two converging trend lines come together at an apex. The wedge usually lasts more than a month but not more than three months. Typically, the wedge is slanted either upwards or downwards. The wedge slants against the current trend. A falling wedge (which looks like a flag pointing down) is considered bullish; a rising wedge is considered bearish.