An edge in common usage denotes a sharp border of a (solid) object.

cience and technology

* Edge (graph theory), a line segment joining two nodes in a graph
* Edge (geometry), a line segment joining two vertices in a polytope
* Edge case, a problem or situation that occurs only at an extreme (maximum or minimum) operating parameter
* Edge of chaos, a phrase used to refer to a metaphor that some physical, biological, economic and social systems operate in a region between order and complete randomness or chaos, where the complexity is maximal
* Edge connector, the portion of a printed circuit board consisting of traces leading to the edge of the board that are intended to plug into an edge connector socket
* Edge detection, in image processing and computer vision, locating points in a digital image where the luminous intensity changes sharply
* Edge (digital), when a digital signal changes level it forms an "edge" in the waveform diagram. This is sometimes used in edge detection like in flip-flops.
* Edge device, an access device that provide entry points into enterprise or service provider core computer networks
*Edge effect, the effect of the juxtaposition of contrasting environments on an ecosystem
*Edge enhancement, a digital image processing filter that improves the apparent sharpness of an image or video
*Edge Foundation, an organization of science and technology intellectuals
*Edge-of-the-wedge theorem, in quantum field theory
*Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE), a digital mobile phone technology
*Explicit Data Graph Execution, a computer architecture
*Bleeding edge, a description of technology that is so new (and thus, presumably, not perfected) that the user is required to risk reductions in stability and productivity in order to use it
*Clock edge, in electronics, a transition in a clock signal from either low to high (0 to 1) or high to low (1 to 0)
*Red edge, the region of rapid change in reflectance of chlorophyll in the near infrared range
*Silhouette edge, in computer graphics, is the collection of points on a 3D body projected onto a 2D plane (display plane) whose outwards surface normal is perpendicular to the view vector
* EDGE of Existence Programme, research and conservation initiative focused on species deemed to be the world’s most distinct and endangered


* Leading edge, a line connecting the forward-most points of a wing's profile
* Trailing edge, the rear edge of the wing
* Zivko Edge 540, an aerobatic aircraft


*Adam Copeland, a Canadian wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) with the ring name "Edge"
*(David) Andrew Edge, musician
*Arabella Edge, a writer and novelist
*Carey May Edge, an Irish former long-distance runner
*Claude "Butch" Lee Edge (born 1956), an American professional baseball player
*David Edge (born 1954), a British former long-distance runner
*Edgerrin James, an American football player nicknamed "Edge"
*Geoffrey Edge (born 1943), a British politician
*Graeme Edge (born 1941), an English musician
*John T. Edge, an American food writer and commentator
*Lewis Edge (born 1987), an English professional footballer
*Selwyn Edge (1868-1940), an Australian businessman and racing car driver
*The Edge, an Irish musician and member of the rock band U2
*Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956), an American politician


*Edge House, a historic U.S. home in Groveland, Florida
*Edge Ice Arena, a U.S. multi-purpose arena in Bensenville, Illinois
*Lilliard Edge, formerly Ancrum moor, a bridge in Scotland


"Edge" is a colloquial noun to describe escarpments in England.
*Edge, a small village north of Stroud, Gloucestershire
*Edge, near Yockleton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
*Edge, Cheshire, a small village and civil parish in the City of Chester district of Cheshire, England
*Edge Hill, Warwickshire, an escarpment and hamlet in the county of Warwickshire, England, and site of the first battle of the English Civil War
* Alderley Edge, a village and civil parish in Cheshire
* Birchen Edge, a rock face in the Peak District, United Kingdom
*Birds Edge, a small village in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
*Blackstone Edge, an area of moorland along the Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire county boundary
*Brown Edge is a village and civil parish in the Staffordshire Moorlands district of Staffordshire
*Fremington Edge, a wall of crags and scree slopes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
*Gardom's Edge, located near Baslow in Derbyshire
*Kinver Edge, a high heath and woodland escarpment in Staffordshire
*Moorside Edge, in West Yorkshire
*Snods Edge, a small hamlet in South Northumberland
*Wenlock Edge, a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire


*"The Edge" (1997 film), a 1997 movie starring Anthony Hopkins
*"The Edge" (TV series), a 1992-1993 TV sketch comedy series on FOX
*"The Edge Chronicles", a fantasy book series written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell
*Edge TV, a defunct Canadian cable channel focusing on rock and alternative music
*The Edge (CNBC), a business news series on CNBC


*"Edge" (magazine), a multi-format computer and video games magazine published by Future Publishing in the UK
*Edge - the third culture a magazine exploring interesting ideas published by the Edge Foundation
*"The Edge" (Malaysia), a weekly financial newspaper in Malaysia
*"The Edge" (student newspaper), an independent student newspaper at Fort Hays State University
*"Leading Edge", a speculative fiction magazine
*Marvel Edge, an imprint of Marvel Comics
*"The Maine Edge", a Maine newspaper published weekly in Bangor, Maine


*Edge Radio, a radio station in Hobart, Tasmania
*The Edge (radio station), a New Zealand radio network
*The Edge Radio Lucena, a radio station in the Philippines.
*CFNY-FM, a radio station in Toronto, Ontario
*KDGE-FM, a radio station in Dallas, Texas
*KEDJ, a radio station in Phoenix, Arizona
*WEDG, a radio station in Buffalo, New York

Fictional characters

*Edge the loner, Josiah Hedges, the lead character in George G. Gilman's series of books set in the USA's Old West.
*Edge, a character from the "Rival Schools" video game series
*Edward "Edge" Geraldine, a character from the game "Final Fantasy IV"
*Morgan Edge, a DC Comics supervillain
*Two-Edge, one of the main antagonists in the comic book series "Elfquest"


*Edge Act, U.S. legislation which allows national banks to engage in international banking through federally chartered subsidiaries
**Edge Act Corporation, a corporation chartered by the Federal Reserve of the United States under the above
*Edge Church, an Assemblies of God megachurch in Adelaide, South Australia
*Edge city, an American term for a relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a residential suburb or semi-rural community
*Edge (educational foundation), organisation promoting practical and vocational learning in the UK
*Edge jointing, the process of making the edge of a wooden board straight and true in preparation for edge joining
*Edge-to-edge tiling, a type of tiling
*Edge pull, in figure skating, a skill that allows the skater to gain speed while skating on one foot by rocking between inside and outside edges
*Edge Wireless, an American mobile phone provider
*"EDGES with Mal Fletcher", a documentary TV series presenting evangelical Christian views on social issues
*Ford Edge, a midsize crossover vehicle
*Straight edge, a subculture that is closely associated with hardcore punk music
*West Michigan Edge, an American soccer team
*Edge (rock band), an alternative rock band based out of Houston, Texas
*The Edge, an attraction at the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia
*EDGE (brand), a brand of computer and video games made by EDGE Games
*EDGE Games, a game company.
*Kaupthing Edge, a pan European retail deposit brand.

ee also

*Cutting edge
*On the Edge
*Over the Edge
*The Edge (disambiguation)

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  • Edge — ([e^]j), n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG. ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. akh point, Skr. a[,c]ri edge. [root]1. Cf. {Egg}, v. t., {Eager}, {Ear} spike of corn, {Acute}.] 1. The thin cutting side of the blade… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • EDGE — (engl. für ‚Rand‘, ‚Kante‘, ‚Schneide‘) steht für: Edge (Texas), eine Stadt in Texas, USA Edge (Organisation), ein amerikanischer Think Tank, Herausgeber des Internetmagazins Edge – The Third Culture, das sich der Vermittlung zwischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edge — (engl. für ‚Rand‘, ‚Kante‘, ‚Schneide‘) steht für: Edge (Texas), eine Stadt in Texas, USA Edge (Zeitschrift), ein Magazin über Computerspiele in englischer und deutscher Ausgabe Edge ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Selwyn Edge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EDGE — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • edge — [ej] n. [ME egge < OE ecg, akin to ON egg, Ger ecke, corner < IE base * ak , sharp: see ACID] 1. the thin, sharp, cutting part of a blade 2. the quality of being sharp or keen 3. the projecting ledge or brink, as of a cliff 4. the part… …   English World dictionary

  • Edge — Edge, v. i. 1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. [1913 Webster] 2. To sail close to the wind. [1913 Webster] I must edge up on a point of wind. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {To edge away} or {To edge off} (Naut.), to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edge — Edge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Edged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Edging}.] 1. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen. [1913 Webster] To edge her champion s sword. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edge — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Edge puede referirse a: El nombre en el ring del luchador Adam Copeland. Edge, una publicación dedicada al sector de videojuegos. una ciudad dentro del mundo ficticio del videojuego Final Fantasy VII, construida en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • edge — ► NOUN 1) the outside limit of an object, area, or surface. 2) the line along which two surfaces of a solid meet. 3) the sharpened side of a blade. 4) an intense or striking quality. 5) a quality or factor which gives superiority over close… …   English terms dictionary

  • edge — [n1] border, outline bend, berm, bound, boundary, brim, brink, butt, circumference, contour, corner, crook, crust, curb, end, extremity, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, hook, ledge, limb, limit, line, lip, margin, molding, mouth, outskirt, peak,… …   New thesaurus

  • EDGE —   [Abk. für Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, dt. »gesteigerte Datenraten für die Weiterentwicklung von GSM«], eine Erweiterung von GSM in Richtung UMTS, mit der (wie bei der UMTS Grundversorgung) eine Datenübertragungsrate von bis zu 384… …   Universal-Lexikon