- 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
Other Word Forms of Edge
Origin of Edge
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”)).
Middle English egge from Old English ecg ak- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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