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English noun: edge

1. edge (location) the boundary of a surface


Synonymsborder


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds


Narrower (hyponym)brink, limb

2. edge (shape) a line determining the limits of an area


Synonymsbound, boundary


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)border, brink, fringe, lower bound, margin, outer boundary, perimeter, periphery, rim, thalweg, threshold, upper bound, verge

3. edge (artifact) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object


SamplesHe rounded the edges of the box.


Broader (hypernym)side


Narrower (hyponym)bevel, bezel, brim, cant, chamfer, curb, curbing, cutting edge, deckle, deckle edge, featheredge, groin, kerb, knife edge, leading edge, lip, milling, razor edge, rim, trailing edge

4. edge (attribute) the attribute of urgency in tone of voice


SamplesHis voice had an edge to it.


Synonymssharpness


Broader (hypernym)urgency

5. edge (attribute) a slight competitive advantage


SamplesHe had an edge on the competition.


Broader (hypernym)favorable position, favourable position, superiority

6. edge (artifact) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something


SamplesThe edge of the leaf is wavy.
She sat on the edge of the bed.
The water's edge.


Broader (hypernym)demarcation, demarcation line, limit


Narrower (hyponym)berm, border, border, hem, luff, molding, moulding, roadside, selvage, selvedge, shoulder, wayside


English verb: edge

1. edge (motion) advance slowly, as if by inches


SamplesHe edged towards the car.


Synonymsinch


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

2. edge (possession) provide with a border or edge


SamplesEdge the tablecloth with embroidery.


Synonymsborder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. edge (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary


SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.


Synonymsabut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, march


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

4. edge (contact) provide with an edge


SamplesEdge a blade.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sharpen









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