I. noun Etymology: Middle English egge, from Old English ecg; akin to Latin acer sharp, Greek akmē point Date: before 12th century 1. a. the cutting side of a blade <
a razor's edge
b. the sharpness of a blade <
a knife with no edge
c. (1) force, effectiveness <
blunted the edge of the legislation
(2) vigor or energy especially of body <
maintains his hard edge
d. (1) incisive or penetrating quality <
writing with a satirical edge
(2) a noticeably harsh or sharp quality <
her voice had an edge to it
(3) a secondary but distinct quality <
rock music with a bluesy edge
e. keenness or intensity of desire or enjoyment <
lost my competitive edge
took the edge off our appetites
2. a. the line where an object or area begins or ends ; border <
on the edge of a plain
b. the narrow part adjacent to a border <
the edge of the deck
c. (1) a point near the beginning or the end; especially brink, verge <
on the edge of disaster
(2) the threshold of danger or ruin <
living on the edge
d. a favorable margin ; advantage <
has an edge on the competition
3. a line or line segment that is the intersection of two plane faces (as of a pyramid) or of two planes • edgeless adjective II. verb (edged; edging) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to give an edge to b. to be on an edge of <
trees edging the lake
2. to move or force gradually <
edged him off the road
3. to incline (a ski) sideways so that one edge cuts into the snow 4. to defeat by a small margin — often used with out <
edged out her opponent
intransitive verb to advance by short moves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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