An example of edge is when you attach a fancy border onto a pillow.
An example of edge is when you slowly inch forward.
The child edged toward the door.
His voice had a distinct edge.
An example of edge is the perimeter of the yard right before where you put your fence.
An example of edge is the area right before a cliff begins.
An example of edge is the sharp side of a knife.
An example of edge is the time right before you fall in love.
You have an edge on me.
A slight edge over the opposition.
The dog edged the ball with its nose.
Edge a lawn.
The runner edged her opponent out at the last moment.
To edge away from danger.
I have the edge on him.
- Highly tense or nervous; irritable.
- In a precarious position.
- In a state of keen excitement, as from danger or risk:.
- So tense or nervous as to be easily upset; irritable.
- Eager; impatient.
- To give a sensation of tingling discomfort, as the sound of a fingernail scraped on a slate does.
- To irritate; provoke.
- To dull the intensity, force, or pleasure of.
Origin of edge
- Middle English egge from Old English ecg ak- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English egge, from Old English ecg, from Proto-Germanic *agjō (compare Dutch egge, German Ecke, Swedish egg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (“sharp”) (compare Welsh hogi (“to sharpen, hone”), Latin aciēs (“sharp”), acus (“needle”), Latvian ašs, ass (“sharp”), Ancient Greek ἀκίς (akis, “needle”), ἀκμή (akmē, “point”), and Persian آس (ās, “grinding stone”)).