Verged
Verge Verge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Verged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Verging}.] [L. vergere to bend, turn, incline; cf. Skr. v?j to turn.] 1. To border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach. [1913 Webster]

2. To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north. [1913 Webster]

Our soul, from original instinct, vergeth towards him as its center. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • verge — verge1 /verrj/, n., v., verged, verging. n. 1. the edge, rim, or margin of something: the verge of a desert; to operate on the verge of fraud. 2. the limit or point beyond which something begins or occurs; brink: on the verge of a nervous… …   Universalium

  • verge — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, rod, measuring rod, margin, from Anglo French, rod, area of jurisdiction, from Latin virga twig, rod, line Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) a rod or staff carried as an emblem of authority or symbol of office (2)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verge — I n. brink 1) on the verge of (he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown) 2) (misc.) driven to the verge of bankruptcy II v. (d; intr.) to verge on, upon (her actions verged on the ridiculous) * * * [vɜːdʒ] upon (her actions verged on the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • verge — verge1 [və:dʒ US və:rdʒ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: long pole , from Latin virga; from within the verge within the area controlled by someone who carried a pole as a sign of authority ] 1.) be on the verge of sth to be at the point …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • verge — I UK [vɜː(r)dʒ] / US [vɜrdʒ] verb Word forms verge : present tense I/you/we/they verge he/she/it verges present participle verging past tense verged past participle verged Phrasal verbs: verge on II UK [vɜː(r)dʒ] / US [vɜrdʒ] noun [countable]… …   English dictionary

  • verge on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms verge on : present tense I/you/we/they verge on he/she/it verges on present participle verging on past tense verged on past participle verged on verge on something to almost be in a particular state The test… …   English dictionary

  • verge — I [[t]vɜrdʒ[/t]] n. v. verged, verg•ing 1) the limit beyond which something begins or occurs; brink: on the verge of a nervous breakdown[/ex] 2) the edge or margin of something: the verge of a desert[/ex] 3) a limiting belt, strip, or border of… …   From formal English to slang

  • verge — I. /vɜdʒ / (say verj) noun 1. the edge, rim, or margin of something. 2. the limit or point beyond which something begins or occurs: to be on the verge of tears. 3. a limiting belt, strip, or border of something. 4. the cleared levelled space… …   Australian English dictionary

  • verge — verge1 [vʉrj] n. [ME < OFr, rod, wand, stick, yard, hoop < L virga, twig, rod, wand < IE * wizga < base * wei , to bend, twist > WIRE, WHISK] 1. a) the edge, brink, or margin (of something): also used figuratively [the verge of the …   English World dictionary

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